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Event ID: 248840 Event Status: On Schedule
Event Description

This event is presented by LL Bean and is posted here to make MOACers aware of it. The event will be held in the Camping Atrium in the flagship store in Freeport. Please contact LL with questions or more information.

RSVP'ing on the LL Bean Freeport Outing Group page on Meetup can get a seat set aside for you. These talks can easily overflow.

Few know the full story behind the creation of Appalachian Trail. The proposal to create it could have died in the pages of a journal had it not been for the efforts of many people and two, in particular: Benton MacKaye and Myron Avery. While the two men shared a common goal, their vastly different personalities meant it was only a matter of time before these sometimes allies, sometimes adversaries had a falling out. Jeffrey Ryan’s book, Blazing Ahead: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery, and the Rivalry That Built the Appalachian Trail weaves history and biography to bring the story of the unlikely creation of the AT to life. Drawing upon never before published sources, Blazing Ahead delves deep into the historical realities MacKaye and Avery faced and how their personalities and views ultimately forced them apart. Join us as Jeff shares the story of the creation of the AT and how many of the challenges faced in the 20's and 30's still resonate today. Published by AMC Books, Blazing Ahead will be available for purchase at the presentation. Maine native Jeffrey Ryan has a passion for exploring the outdoors, particularly on foot. He has hiked over 8,000 miles in the U.S. including a 6-month hike on the Pacific Crest Trail and a nearly three-decade section hike of the AT which culminated in his first book, Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-year hike on America’s trail, published in 2017 by Down East Books.

Event Details
Event: LL Bean Lecture Series: Jeffrey Ryan Members: Free
Where: LL Bean -- Freeport Non Members: Free
Address: n/a Meeting Place: At Event Location
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Meet Loc Website: n/a Meeting Time: 7:00 PM
Location Phone: n/a Parking Cost: $0.00
Start Date-Time: 04/20/2018 - 7:00 PM Reg. Deadline: 04/20/2018
* End Date-Time: 04/20/2018 - 8:00 PM PrePay Required: No

Event Leader:
Peter Mullen
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Event Location: LL Bean -- Freeport
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Directions: Camping Area

Skill Level: n/a Max Attendance: No Limit

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