Hiking the John Muir Trail
The Amherst Town Library presents "Hiking the John Muir Trail" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, in the Main Reading Room. This is the fifth program in the library’s summer series for adults with a theme of Minds Wide Awake.
Presenter Alison Nadler set out in July 2014 to complete a thru hike of the John Muir Trail, a 220-mile footpath that leads from Yosemite National Park to the tallest summit in the lower 48: Mount Whitney. See photographs from her journey, learn what she did to prepare for a solo 15 day high-altitude hike of the Sierra Nevada and hear what it was like to walk all day, every day.
Nadler is an avid peak bagger who has hiked all of the 4000-footers in New England three times. She is the founding organizer of Northeast Peak Baggers, a MeetUp group designed to help other hikers reach their goals. For Nadler, hiking is not just a form of exercise, it is a passion. Most often you will find her on the trail day and night, though she also is program manager and content developer for Gossamer Gear, a company that offers functional ultralight backpacking and camping gear for the hiker, and editor in chief of Trail to Summit http:// trailtosummit.com. She holds a B.A. in elementary education and teaching from Wheelock College.
This event and all programs in the summer long series Minds Wide Awake are free and open to the public. However, registration is required for each program due to space limitations. You can register for these events by calling 673-2288, emailing library@amherstlibrary. org or by visiting our website at www.amherst library.org and selecting the "Community Services" tab, then click on drop down "Sign-Up for Programs."