Monday, March 21, 2011
Spruce Mountain Running Camp West Virginia
Registration is now open for the first-ever Spruce Mountain Running Camp, a wilderness running camp for high school aged runners. The camp will be from July 3rd-9th, 2011 at The Mountain Institute. It is a collaboration between TMI and WVMTR. Eric Grossman will be directing the week’s activities which will include, but are certainly not limited to, running, hiking, camping and trail clearing. We have space for 30 kids, so spread this to anyone you think might be interested.
The Mountain Institute was established in 1972 in West Virginia, where its work focused on experiential and leadership education for West Virginia's youth. This work was based at a 400-acre nature preserve on the slopes of West Virginia's highest mountain, Spruce Knob. TMI formally expanded into an international organization in 1987, when it assisted in the establishment of two new protected areas in Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Regional TMI offices were established in Nepal and Peru a few years later.
I wanted to post this, to promote a WVMTR event, and also to praise The Mountain Institute. This is a great location, with wonderful trails to run on. This is where The West Virginia Trilogy is staged out of. It's a very special area, a remote area, that not many folks get to experience.
Posted by Kim at 8:19 PM