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FTA presents: Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2019

Saturday, January 26th, 5-10pm @ Swamp Head Brewery Gainesville, FL:

The Florida Trail Association (FTA) is proud to present: the 2nd Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF)!

For this outdoor screening, we chose a unique program of environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty. They also show the challenges facing our planet and the communities working to protect it. Climb the highest peaks and trek across the globe with adventure films from around the world. You’ll witness how individuals and communities across the globe are taking action.
There will be 14 films, live music, guest speakers, exciting raffle items, beverages including a special one-night-only Florida Trail Ale (courtesy of Swamp Head Brewery), and food vendors. Folks will also have the chance to interact with organizations dedicated to supporting outdoor recreation and environmental conservation.

**Ticket prices:
$14 @ Door ($10 Pre-Pay) – General Admission
$12 @ Door ($8 Pre-Pay) – Students, Senior Citizens (55 and older), and Veterans (with valid ID presented at event)
$12 @ Door ($8 Pre-Pay) – Active FTA Members (with confirmation by FTA Administrators
Free for Youth (10 and younger)
***Purchase tickets here*** 

**Event starts at 5pm (food and drinks available for purchase throughout the evening)
Live music performance by The Front Porch Backsteppers from 5:30 – 6:30pm
All-levels yoga class led by Wildflowers Yoga, 5:30 – 6:15pm
Films start at 6:30pm

*Be sure to bring warm layers, a camp chair and/or cozy blanket for enjoying the films under the stars, and $$$ for food, beverages and our awesome gear raffle!
All proceeds go to support the Florida Trail Association. Come learn about the Florida Trail and discover how you can get involved with us!

Help us spread the word about this exciting event! Invite your friends and family: WSFF Facebook Event Page.

Heather “Anish” Anderson

Heather, known as Anish on trails, became the second female to complete the “Double Triple Crown of Backpacking” in 2017. This entails completing the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide National Scenic Trails each twice. In 2018 she simultaneously became the first female Triple Triple Crowner and the first female Calendar Year Triple Crowner when she hiked all three of those trails in one March-November season.

She also holds the overall self-supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the Pacific Crest Trail (2013)–hiking it in 60 days, 17 hours, 12 min, which broke the previous men’s record by four days and established the first female record. She also holds the female self-supported FKT on the Appalachian Trail (2015) in a time of 54 days, 7 hours, 48 minutes, and the Arizona Trail (2016) which she completed in 19 days, 17 hours, 9 minutes.

She has hiked nearly 30,000 miles since 2003 including 13 thru-hikes:

  • Appalachian Trail in 2003, 2015, and 2018
  • Pacific Crest Trail in 2005, 2013, and 2018
  • Continental Divide Trail in 2006, 2017, and 2018
  • John Muir Trail in 2005
  • Wonderland Trail in 2010
  • Arizona Trail in 2016
  • Oregon Desert Trail in 2017

She is also an ultra-marathon runner and has completed six 100 mile races since August 2011 as well as dozens of 50k and 50 mile events. She has attempted the infamous Barkley Marathons four times, starting a third loop once. She is also an avid mountaineer and peakbagger working on several ascent lists in the US and abroad.

When not on an adventure Heather is an ACE certified Personal Trainer who coaches online. She also speaks regularly about her adventures and her first book Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home (chronicling her Pacific Crest Trail record will be published by the non-profit publisher Mountaineers Books. It will be released March 1st, although pre-orders available here.

Angie Vasquez, Founder & Coordinator of Girls Who Hike FL

Hillary Van Dyke and Mayowa Ogunjobi, Florida Regional Leaders of Outdoor Afro


Crystal Osborn, Osborn Family Hikes & Hike Like a Woman

Crystal is the Central Florida Ambassador and Videographer for Hike Like a Woman. She also shares outdoor adventures and hiking excursion with her family in her blog, Osborn Family Hikes.

Lindsay Cross, Florida Conservation Voters

Lindsay Cross is a Public Lands Advocate for the Florida Conservation Voters. She leads a public outreach and engagement campaign to elevate the importance of public lands and the need for increased and consistent funding for conservation at the state and national level. She served as Executive Director of the Florida Wildlife Corridor from April 2016 to July 2018. There she guided the organization’s strategic vision for a statewide connected corridor of land and water that benefits wildlife and people. She worked for 15 years at the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and, as the Environmental Science and Policy Manager, coordinated multi-entity habitat restoration and water quality improvement projects. In 2018, Lindsay ran for the Florida State Senate District 24 on a platform of protecting the environment, investing in public education and increasing access to affordable healthcare. She holds a BS in Environmental Health from Colorado State University and a MS in Environmental Science and Policy from University of South Florida.

5:30 – 6:30 PM
: Live music performance by The Front Porch Backsteppers

Humble Wood Fire

Mayflower Cellars





For one night only at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Swamp Head Brewery is re-branding their dry hopped kolsch after the Florida Trail! It’s crisp and refreshing, like a winter’s day on the trail. 🌾  For every pint purchased of the Florida Trail Ale at the festival, a dollar will be donated by Swamp Head Brewery to the Florida Trail Association!

We will be raffling off an amazing assortment of gear and other merchandise! These items were generously donated to us by WSFF National Sponsors: Kleen Kanteen®, Sierra Nevada® & Peak Design®; as well as by Granite Gear®. We’re also throwing in some Florida Trail merch from the FTA Store.
Be sure to purchase raffle tickets at the event!
$3 per raffle ticket or two tickets for $5
Cash or credit accepted

Grand Prizes:
Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag – Valued at $250
Granite Gear Crown2 38 Ultralight Multi-Day Pack – Valued at $185
Granite Gear Cadence Laptop Backpack – Valued at $90