BeWild with Barney Scout Mann - Mar 11

Join us on March 11 for a virtual BeWild event with Mountaineers Author and famed PCT Trail Angel, Barney Scout Mann.
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March 08, 2021
BeWild with Barney Scout Mann - Mar 11

Join us to hear stories from Mountaineers Book Author, Triple Crown hiker, and a man who National Geographic dubbed “the dean of America’s long-distance trails," Barney Scout Mann. 

A famed trail angel, each spring for the past 15 years he and his wife Sandy have hosted hikers starting out on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) at their San Diego home – more than 7,000 guests to date.

In 2007 Barney and his wife Sandy undertook their own adventure of a lifetime, setting out on the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. Adopting the trail names “Scout” and “Frodo”, their lives became intertwined with four of their fellow hikers: Blazer, Nadine, Tony, and Dalton. Unbeknownst to them, the year was fated to hold extreme weather conditions in which only a third of PCT hikers finished.

A once-in-a-generation drought, severe winter storms, shattered bones, illnesses, and helicopter rescues strengthened the hikers’ bond as they made their way northward. Join us as Barney shares his compelling story, revealing the universality of our humanity and what it means to belong. A short Q&A with Barney will be hosted preceding the talk.



  • $12 per individual *
  • $24 per household (2+ attendees) *
  • All events will be held virtually over Zoom
  • The presentation starts at 7pm

We recognize that this is a historically challenging time and some members are facing financial difficulties due to the impacts of COVID-19. If the cost of a ticket is prohibiting your attendance, please know that we have implemented a ticket-by-donation option and encourage you to give what you are comfortable with. We would love it if you could join us.

Mountaineers Members receive a $2 discount with an online ticket purchase. To redeem, log in to your active Mountaineers account and visit the Membership Event Discount page for the Eventbrite promotional code. Use this code during your ticket selection prior to checkout.