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189 Days on the Appalachian Trail with Carey Kish

Event organizer: Candy Emlen
Event Date & Time: October 24, 2017 5:30 pm until October 24, 2017 7:00 pm
For more information: http://www.swhplibrary.org/
Carey Kish
Carey Kish

Veteran hiker and author, Carey Kish, will share his adventures hiking the entire Appalachian Trail Tuesday evening, October 24, 5:30 at the Southwest Harbor Public Library.

The Appalachian Trail is the most famous long distance footpath in the world, and for hikers 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 of Hall Quarry, who decided twice was better.

Join Carey as he describes in words and images his 189-day AT journey from Georgia to Maine, starting March 18 on Springer Mountain and ending October 4, 2015 atop Katahdin. Experience the amazing mountain scenery, the camaraderie of fellow hikers, fun 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 months. Discover how much the trail has changed since Kish first hiked the AT in 1977 as an 18-year old kid fresh out of Bangor High School.

Kish is an outdoors and travel writer, photographer, registered Maine guide and former president and founding member of the Maine Outdoor Adventure Club. He is author of AMC’s Best Day Hikes along the Maine Coast, editor of the AMC Maine Mountain Guide, and the longtime hiking/camping columnist for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He is an active member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, New England Outdoor Writers Association, North American Snowsports Journalists Association and New England Travel Writers Network; his writing and photos have appeared in a wide variety of print and online publications.

All are invited. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.