Date(s) - Wed, Jul 11, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Allen Ave Unitarian Universalist Church
524 Allen Avenue, Portland, ME, USA
Please note the change of date for our monthly meeting. Because of the Fourth Of July falling on the first Wednesday, we have moved our meeting to the 11th. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Social Hour at 6, meeting at 7.
After thru-hiking both the Appalachian Trail, the John Muir Trail, and many others, Abby King knew what she was in for when she decided to hike all 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, which stretches from Mexico to Canada, through three states, along the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountain ranges. But what she couldn’t have known was how raw, wild, and gut-wrenchingly beautiful her experience would be. Abby’s presentation on her 2017 thru-hike of the PCT will feature photos and stories from her life-changing 158 day trek of this epic long distance trail.
Abby King is an accomplished wilderness guide and environmental advocate. She came of age exploring, working, and living in the backcountry in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. She was inspired to move to Maine and work to protect its land, air, and water, after her 2011 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,181 mile footpath stretching from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. Abby has recently returned to Maine after a six month thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, a continuous footpath that begins at the California/Mexico border and ends 2,650 miles later at the Washington/Canada border. In addition to her environmental conservation and outdoor recreation work, Abby is a sea kayak guide in Casco Bay and a backcountry ski guide in New Hampshire and California. She is an AIARE Level 1 ski guide and a Wilderness First Responder and is working on her Maine Guide’s License.