Patagonia field report and photo contributor, and recent Mugs Stump Award winner, Jonny Copp — who also organizes the Boulder Adventure Film Festival — just sent a reminder for those in the Boulder, Colorado area that the Wild Earth festival is happening tomorrow, April 19, from 9:00am – 2:00pm at NCAR’s Mesa Lab (up on the hill), located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive. Ride your bike to the event and you can get a free tune-up.
Originally called Dirt Days, Wild Earth is now Boulder’s biggest Earth Day event. Patagonia Boulder will be there of course, partnering with Leave No Trace to run the PACK TROT! event. Participants will be fitted with a backpack with 15% of their body weight inside. The course travels a half mile around the scenic dirt trail between NCAR and the Mesa Trail. Along the way there will be educational activities for the whole family.
Free’s planning on groovin’ at this sweet little festy for Earth Day weekend. How will you celebrate the day we set aside for our favorite living planet?
Hit the jump for more details on the Wild Earth event. Have a great green weekend everybody!
From Jonny Copp:
Hey Y’all. The Dirt Day event we started four years ago has turned intoquite an interesting circus. I’m hoping you can come up this Saturdayat some point and check it out. there will be everything from liveanimals like crocodile and eagles to renewable energy and organicfarming exhibits.Quench your thirst for adventure in the Dirt Day Challenge, an all agesoutdoor sport course with climbing, trail running, slacklining and other humanpowered fun. Films. Live music by Tres Altman and an African Marimbaband … and the list goes on. Click here for the quick program:http://boulderadventurefilm.com/pdf/wildearth_program08.pdf
This celebration of the earth is FREE and open to all agesand is hosted by, Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery, The BoulderAdventure Film Festival, and National Center for AtmosphericResearch and is sponsored by SCFD, Patagonia, Daily Camera, Friends ofUCAR and other important donors.