Appalachian Trail Magic: Beauty, Wonder, Kindness and Friendship on America's Most Beloved Footpath
March 26, 2021
Virtual presentation via Zoom
The Appalachian Trail has captured the imagination of hikers for more than 80 years, and for those intrepid souls who make the grueling 2,189-mile trek from end-to-end, it is unquestionably the adventure of a lifetime. One AT thru-hike is enough for most, but not for Carey Kish, who decided that twice was better (his first AT hike was in 1977).
Kish will vividly describe in words and images his 189-day journey in 2015 began in late winter on Springer Mountain, Georgia and ended in early October atop Maine’s majestic Katahdin. Learn about the rich history of the trail, the amazing mountain scenery, the camaraderie of fellow hikers, the friendly trail towns and precious trail angels, scary wildlife encounters, and the highs and lows of putting one foot in front of the other for six long months.
Carey Kish, a seasoned adventurer and outdoors and travel writer from Mount Desert Island, is the author of AMC’s Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast, editor of the AMC Maine Mountain Guide, and longtime hiking columnist for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. Carey is currently working on a new book, Beer Hiking New England, which pairs 60 selected hikes and craft breweries from around the 6-state region.
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