the Good Badger Live, Uncut, Unraveled, Uncensored, Unlocked, Uncle, Unnecessarily Long Title

Hey team,

I ran out of un’s.  If I missed any, feel free to throw them in the comment rectangle at the bottom of this weblog.

BUT THIS POST IS MUCH BIGGER THAN UNS.  This post is about REI, YOU & ME. 

If you live in the Bay Area, you have the rare opportunity to see the Good Badger in front of a projector screen, taking you inside the mind of a thru-hiker, talking about running away from serial killers, and of course, showcasing the half-year evolution of a ManBeard.

Here are some relevant details:

When: Tuesday, August 7th; 7:00 – 8:30pm.  The talk is 60 minutes.  The Q&A is 30, or until someone forces me to go home.  I will warn you, I’m very strong.

Where:  REI – Saratoga. 400 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose, CA 95130.  They call it Saratoga’s REI.  The address is San Jose.  Your guess is as good as mine.

What:  This is the description REI is using:

“In March 2011, Zach Davis set out from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to hike the length of the Appalachian Trail-2,181 miles to Mount Katahdin, Maine; he’d never backpacked before. Tonight, Zach will share his perspectives on making a successful thru-hike, including highlights from his new book, “Appalachian Trials-A Psychological and Emotional Guide to Successfully Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail”. As Zach shows images of his journey northward through the spectacular wilderness lands of the East Coast states-Great Smoky Mountain and Shenandoah National Parks, White Mountain National Forest, and more, he’ll discuss the nuts and bolts of gearing up for an adventure of this magnitude, as well as the remarkable impact of the trail on the body and the spirit. If you register for this free presentation at www.rei.com/stores, we will hold a seat for you until the scheduled start time. Seating may be available at the door, even if registration is closed.”

Here’s my description:  Do you want to know what it’s like to walk ~2,200 miles without actually having to doing it?  Ok, come to the talk.

Why: Because you’ll surely get your money’s worth.

Cost:  Free.

If you know someone who lives in the Bay Area who enjoys doing things, can you please pass this along?  Have them tell me you sent them, and I will give them an uncomfortable bear hug in front of everyone.

Also important, if you do plan on going, you must register for the event.  Not only does this get the planner person off my case, but it ensures that they save you a seat.  Win, win.

[SIGN UP HERE]

Also, I’ll be selling some copies of Appalachian Trials (at a discount), followed by my scribbling in your book upon request.

I think that’s all the relevant information.

Truly yours,

Zach

  • Laurasdad

    Can’t make the event live but could do a webinar if one is scheduled….what about that for your thousands(?) of worldwide fans(?)

  • Berta06

    Unsubstantiated, Underling, Underutilized… hmmm… kinda fun… wish I could make it to the Bay Area Tuesday.  :(    When I saw Saratoga I was excited thinking it was REI in Saratoga, NY.   I was mentally calculating how I could get from Easton to Saratoga in time for the uncomfortable public bear hug.     

  • http://twitter.com/FrankGruber Frank Gruber

    Wish I could learn more about this beard but unfortunately I’ll be in Chicago.

  • http://zrdavis.com/ zrdavis

    If only there were enough hours in the day…. 

    But good suggestion, I’ve never held one.  Perhaps a Google+ hangout?  Do people do that?

  • http://zrdavis.com/ zrdavis

     Good Badger Sessions < Tech Cocktail Sessions

  • http://zrdavis.com/ zrdavis

     Sick un-bomb, Berta.  I’ll forgive your lack of attendance.  2,181 miles is a long way to go.  3K+ miles is more, or so I think… Still crunching the numbers.

  • http://icantbelieveable.blogspot.com/ B.

    That beard is worthy of awards!! ^_^ I’m a few states too far to the right; but hope your session and book signing go well! 

  • http://zrdavis.com Zach Davis

    When the “Ginger Beard of the Year” becomes an official award, I will cite you in my victory speech :)