Potluck & Slideshow: 7 Weeks in South Africa: Rhino Camp & Road Trips

Trip dates: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Free Potluck & Slideshow Series
Potluck @ 6:30pm, Slideshow @ 7:15pm
Join writer/educator/environmentalist Daniel Hudon in his explorations of South Africa over 7 weeks in May & June 2019. He spent 2.5 weeks as a volunteer in a rhino conservation camp in the Greater Kruger National Park area. There he participated in staff research, patrolled with the Black Mambas anti-poaching unit, and took part in the controversial practice of rhino dehorning (it is legal to trade rhino horn in South Africa, but there is an international ban). After finishing at the camp, he took a 4-week road trip to get down to Cape Town, in search of wildlife and great hiking. Because the Drakensberg escarpment runs most of the length of South Africa, great hiking was assured at almost every stop along the way. Potluck: Please arrive with your contribution between 6:30-6:45 pm. Homemade salads and main courses are always welcome, takeout & store-bought goodies are equally welcome:) Serving spoons, plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, napkins, and drink pitchers will be supplied. There is a kitchen to re-warm food or prep (stovetop, oven, 2 microwaves, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cook pots for the stovetop. HELPFUL TIP: There is a Whole Foods store conveniently located across from the Community College T Stop on Austin St (in the Bunker Hill Mall) for last-minute food pickups!


Public Transit: Take the MBTA Orange Line subway to the Community College or North Station stop. Walking times from either stop is ~10 minutes. The AMC's front door is located to the left of Legal Oysteria at 10 City Square, Charlestown, MA. Use Google Ma

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Massachusetts, Boston Area
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Julie LePage

Julie enjoys leading challenging backpacks as well as fast-paced, full-day ridge traverses in summer and fall throughout NH & ME. When not leading in the summer, she is often doing trail work on her adopted trail, Air Line, on Mt. Adams' Durand Ridge. In winter, she is obsessively x-c skiing wherever there is snow, and leads winter days hikes and backpacks in NH & ME. She also coordinates the Boston Slideshow Series at the AMC Headquarters in Charlestown.

Trip location: 
AMC Boston Headquarters, 10 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129
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AMC Destination: 
AMC Boston Office
Trip country: 
United States


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Creation date: 
2020-02-02 14:22:14.0
Last updated: 
2020-02-25 20:55:07.75