Appalachian Trail Magic: Beauty, Wonder, Kindness, and Friendship on America’s Most Beloved Footpath

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Date(s) - 4/30/2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Brooklin Inn

Blue Hill Heritage Trust is excited to host our third Spring Lecture Speaker, Carey Kish, at the Brooklin Inn, April 30th 7-8pm. Light refreshments included. 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 twice was better (his first AT hike was in 1977). Kish’s 189-day journey in 2015 began in March on Springer Mountain in Georgia and ended 14 states later in October atop Maine’s majestic Katahdin. Carey will show images of the trek and discuss the beautiful mountainous landscape, the wonders of the trail and the long walk along it, the intense bonds among and friendships with fellow hikers, the friendly trail towns and kind trail angels en route, a few scary wildlife encounters, and the many challenges of putting one foot in front of the other for six months.

Carey Kish, a seasoned adventurer and outdoors and travel writer from Mt. 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. Kish also contributes to a host of other print and online publications. He is currently working on two new books, Beer Hiking New England, which pairs 60 selected hikes and craft breweries from around the six-state region, and Footloose in the Maine Woods, an anthology of hiking and camping adventure stories.

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