CloudLine ambassadors Justin and Patrice Lavigne live a life less ordinary. They are constantly doing what they love and that involves adventures like thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2011, living in their van for months at a time, spending the summer guiding kids on outdoor adventures at summer camps, writing for Backpacker's Magazine, and in 2015 they thru-hiked New Zealand's long trail, Te Araroa.
Beginning May 1st, 2017 the Lavigne's will be hitting the road in their camper van to speak about their thru-hike of Te Araroa at 31 events across the country.
Te Araroa is New Zealand's longest trail, spanning 1850 miles. It was officially completed in 2011 so it relatively new, but growing in popularity, thanks to New Zealand's beautiful scenery, people, and weather.
More Info: visit the Official Te Araroa home page for more info about the trail.
Patrice and Justine documented their Journey on the Te Araroa via their Life Less Ordinary blog. If a thru-hike of the Te Araroa is one of your goals, then you will want to check out their collection of 54 articles about their hike. They share tips for planning your trip, food drops, places to stay and more. And keep an eye out for Patrice's upcoming book about the trail.
Find an event near you on the list below, and be sure to register early as space at some events will be limited.
Santa Fe REI - 500 Market St., Santa Fe, NM
Monday, May 1 - 6pm
Albuquerque REI - 1550 Mercantile Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM
Tuesday, May 2 - 6pm
Flagstaff REI - 323 South Windsor Lane, Flagstaff, AZ
Wednesday, May 3 - 6pm
Chandler REI - Chandler Pavillion Shopping Center - 870 North 54th St, Chandler, AZ
Thursday, May 4 - 6:30pm
Paradise Valley REI - 12634 N. Paradise Village Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ
Monday, May 8 - 6:30pm
Tucson REI - 160 W. Wetmore Rd., Tucson, AZ
Tuesday, May 9 - 6:30pm
Bellingham REI - 400 36th St., Bellingham, WA
Monday, May 15 - 6pm
Seattle REI - 222 Yale Ave. N, Seattle, WA
Tuesday, May 16 - 6:30pm
Olympia REI - 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Suite 410, Olympia, WA
Wednesday, May 17 - 6:30pm
Beergarden - (brewery partnering with Eugene REI) 777 West 6th Ave., Eugene, Oregon
Wednesday, May 24 - 7pm
Medford REI - 85 Rossanley Dr., Medford, OR
Thursday, May 25 - 6:30pm
Hermit's Hut Base Camp - 3184 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA
Shasta Rock Club - 2523 Athens Ave, Redding, CA
(One of these 2 locations TBD)
Tuesday, May 30 - 6:30pm
No registration needed.
Sacramento REI - 1790 Expo Pkwy, Sacramento, CA
Wednesday, May 31 - 7pm
Santa Rosa REI - 2715 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA
Thursday, June 1 - 7pm
San Francisco REI - 840 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA
Monday, June 5 - 7pm
Saratoga REI - 400 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose, CA
Tuesday, June 6 - 7pm
Fresno REI - 7810 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno, CA
Wednesday, June 7 - 6:30pm
Oxnard REI - 2700 Seaglass Way, Oxnard, CA
Thursday, June 8 - 6:30pm
Henderson REI - 2220 Village Walk Dr., Suite 150, Henderson, NV
Monday, June 12 - 7pm
Boca Park REI - 710 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, June 13 - 7pm
Salt Lake City REI - 3285 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT
Thursday, June 15 - 6:30pm
Idaho Mountain Trading - 474 Shoup Ave, Idaho Falls, ID
Friday, June 16 - 7pm
Registration not needed.
Minneapolis REI - 750 W. American Blvd., Bloomington, MN
Monday, June 19 - 6:30pm
Madison REI - 7483 W. Towne Way, Madison, WI
Tuesday, June 20 - 6:30pm
Ann Arbor REI - 970 W. Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, MI
Wednesday, June 21 - 6:30pm
Hopkinton Public Library - 61 Houston Dr., Contoocook, NH
Tuesday, June 27 - 6:30pm
Registration not needed.
Reading REI - 279 Salem St., Reading, MA
Wednesday, June 28 - 6:30pm
Milford REI - 1587 Boston Post Rd., Milford, CT
Thursday, June 29 - 7pm
King of Prussia REI - 161 Town Square Place, King of Prussia, PA
Thursday, July 6 - 6:30pm
Virginia Beach REI - 350 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA
Monday, July 10 - 6:30pm
Denver REI - 1416 Platte St., Denver, CO
Monday, July 24 - 6:30pm
Follow the Lavigne's adventures at www.wanderinglavignes.com