BeWild with Elsye "Chardonnay" Walker - Feb 11

Join us on February 11 for a virtual BeWild event with Elsye "Chardonnay" Walker, the first African American woman to complete the Triple Crown of hiking.
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February 04, 2021
BeWild with Elsye "Chardonnay" Walker - Feb 11

For eight years, we've hosted the BeWild Speaker Series to bring  you stories of passion and adventure. On February 11, we're excited to host Elsye "Chardonnay" Walker, who in 2018 became the first African American woman to complete the "Triple Crown of Hiking" - trekking 7,900 miles along the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide trails.

Born in Flint, Michigan, Chardonnay is not your average thru-hiker. The Army veteran, self-described "free spirit", and wine enthusiast picked up backpacking at 45 years old and set out on her first backpacking trip just months before she took her first steps on the PCT - 1,000 miles of which she hiked on a fractured ankle.

Join The Mountaineers and Chardonnay as she shares her story of life on the trail and her passion for adventure. Preceding the talk, we will host a short Q&A with Chardonnay. 


2021 BeWild LINEUP


  • $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, login 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.

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Doug Stauffer
Doug Stauffer says:
Feb 07, 2021 11:23 AM

Pretty amazing!

Sandra Lacey-Baker
Sandra Lacey-Baker says:
Mar 11, 2021 08:34 PM

I missed this presentation/speaker. Is there any way to see/hear this content? Thanks for your time, Sandy