An evening with Paul and Asher Molyneaux

Posted June 19, 2013, at 1:13 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Camden Opera House, Camden, Maine

CAMDEN, Maine — The Friends of the Appalachian Trail in Maine will host Paul Molyneaux, author of  “A Child’s Walk in the Wilderness,” and his son, Asher, who turned 8 on the trail and became the youngest Mainer to thru-hike the A.T., at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Camden Opera House.

Imagine a 7-year-old child asking to hike the entire Appalachian Trail, and then imagine his parents say, okay. Paul’s stories of their thru-hike resonate with adults and children alike. Bring your entire family for a great evening of tales from the trail.

“Hiking for days on end strips you of emotional garbage and leads to clarity,” said Paul Molyneaux, author and A.T. thru-hiker.  “I was able to parent the way I want to, away from an increasingly complex and technology-driven world. The lessons of cooperation and endurance we learned on the trail have strengthened our family and helped us stay together.”

The event is free and open to the public. A book signing immediately will follow the 40-minute presentation.

While all seating is general admission, attendees are encouraged to register in advance by email at or Facebook