BRUNSWICK – Author/editor Carey Kish will give an informative talk on the new edition of “The Maine Mountain Guide” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street. The potluck dinner starts at 6 p.m. (bring a dish as well as your own cup, plates and silverware) followed by the presentation at 7 p.m. Free.
Kish will highlight many new hikes, the best of local hikes near you, as well as some old favorites. The new Maine Mountain Guide includes more than 175 new trails on 50 “new” mountains, thereby increasing the remarkable variety of hiking possibilities available for every interest and ability level. In all, 625 trails are described on 300 mountains, a hiking bounty totaling close to 1,500 miles, and ranging from easy woodland walks to moderate hill climbs to strenuous mountain traverses. Full-color topographic sheet maps covers seven popular hiking regions, while 22 topographic maps within the text complement the trail descriptions.
Carey Kish is veteran hiker, outdoors and travel writer, photographer and Registered Maine Guide. Kish has completed some two-dozen long distance trails in the United States, Canada and Europe, including the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine (once in 1977 and again in 2015), the 1,100-mile Florida Trail in 2017, and has plans to tackle all 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada in 2019.