The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

Get Out More Backpacker Slideshow
By Katherine Nielsen
Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           CONTACT:        Chris Brienza (212-808-1358)

May 14, 2006                                                                              

                                                                                                            Alissa Neil (212-431-4411)


COMING TO Chattanooga, TN ON Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Backpacker’s expert road team provides all the answers for fun outdoor adventure

EMMAUS, PABackpacker magazine, the authority on active outdoor adventure, will bring its popular Get Out More mobile tour to Rock Creek Outfitters, in Chattanooga, TN on Tuesday, May 16th, 2006, at 7:00 pm, providing expert advice and inspiration for hikers, campers and outdoors lovers.

Matt Horton and Carrie Dodge, Backpacker’s Get Out More Road Team, host an energetic and informative program providing essential information on trip planning, outdoor gear, trail fitness and backcountry cooking, among other topics. For the sixth straight year in 2006, Backpacker’s Get Out More tour will visit 60 cities around the country to bring the joys of outdoor adventure to the doorsteps of thousands of hiking and camping enthusiasts.

Samples, door prizes and product literature will also be available from 2006 Get Out More tour partners Coleman Exponent®, DUNHAM®, Camelbak® and Thorlos®, as well as tour sponsors Adventure Medical Kits, Ben’s® Tick and insect Repellent, Buck Knives, Climashield™, Gregory Backpacks, LEKI®, Magellan, Nikwax, Royal Robbins, Sierra Designs and Spenco.


DETAILS:       Backpacker’s 2006 Get Out More Tour

                                    Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

                                    7:00 pm

                                    100 Tremont St.

                                    Chattanooga, TN

                                    For more information, call:



Throughout the spring and summer of 2006, Backpacker’s Get Out More road team will visit 60 specialty retailers, consumer events and parks and recreation areas around the country to provide inspiration, motivation and time-saving solutions for outdoor adventure.

For a complete list of the Get Out More team’s appearances, please visit For additional information on Get Out More, or to receive more information and/or publicity photos for Matt Horton and Carrie Dodge, please contact Chris Brienza ( at 212-808-1358.

About Backpacker:

Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and it's the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's six regional editions offer accessible, close-to-home getaways with detailed, tear-out maps to dozens of nearby hikes, as well as practical tips on day hikes, camping and the best gear information available. This combination provides outdoors enthusiasts with the tools they need to make adventure travel and backcountry experiences an everyday reality.  Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured. Published by Rodale Inc., Backpacker has a circulation of 325,000 and is published 9 times a year. Backpacker's companion web site,, is updated daily and features more than 30,000 hikes, a searchable and comprehensive database of outdoor gear with reviews (, a special section for female hikers, and an all-new map and GPS center.

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