NC Trail Days 2020 COVID-19 Update:
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancelation of the 2020 North Carolina Trail Days Festival on June 4th-7th. Though a difficult decision, we know this will help to better ensure the health and safety of all festival attendees, team leaders, vendors, and community members.
At this time, area trails are currently open, though we remind all to respect social distancing even while enjoying the outdoors. Though this is a setback in a difficult time, we are excited about planning for NC Trail Days 2021 and hope to see you next Spring in Elkin and Jonesville.
2020 NC Trail Days Speaker Forum
Saturday, June 6th, 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: The Reeves Theater, 129 W. Main St., Elkin
10:00 am-11:00 am : Trail Angels Speakers
11:00 am-12:00 pm : Reeves Documentary Showing
12:00 pm-1:00 pm : EVTA Panel Speakers
1:00 pm-2:00 pm : MST Speaker Panel
Trail Angels Speakers:
Suzanne Puckett and Mary Stewart
EVTA Panel Speakers:
Sandie Blackley, Bill Blackley, and Bob Hillyer
Mountains-to-Sea Trail Speakers:
Benjamin Brown & Carrie Bonds
Benjy "Doc" Brown is a lifelong North Carolina resident and adventurer. "Doc" is currently hiking the Mountains to Sea Trail, 872 miles as of 2020-03-26. Benjy enjoys documenting the MST's beauty, diversity, and history as he section hikes, bikes and canoes across North Carolina. Benjy will be discussing the MST, section hiking, day/overnight trips and other MST and NC Trail topics.
Carrie Bonds is currently section hiking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and spends her non-trail time as a Senior Financial Services Representative with State Employee's Credit Union. Prior to working at SECU, she served as an adventure therapy & wilderness therapy guide, a middle school teacher, and worked in multiple roles for a grassroots outdoor retailer. She has a Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Appalachian State, an Associates of Applied Science in Outdoor Leadership from Southwestern Community College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Grades Education from UNC-Chapel Hill. Carrie joined the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail board in 2020 and serves on the Marketing Committee.