Trails Less Taken: Challenges & Rewards of Long Distance Hiking - Backpacker

Trails Less Taken: Challenges & Rewards of Long Distance Hiking

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Group: Centre Harbor Historical Society

When: Thursday, October 26, 7–8:30 pm

Where: Center Harbor Schoolhouse Museum, Center Harbor, NH

Cost: Free

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A long-distance hike offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to get away from it all and experience the wilderness in a way that shorter trips often do not allow. Everyday life fades into the background and the only cares are the next mountain view, the next cool water source, the next choice campsite, so long as you are prepared for the challenges along the way. An avid hiker, speaker Gordon Dubois, has traversed footpaths that few others have. He has hiked extensively in northern New England, especially through New Hampshire's own White Mountains, along the Appalachian Trail, on the International Appalachian Trail, and in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. Gordon Dubois' passion is winter mountaineering. He is a member of the AMC Winter 4,000-Footer Club and, with his hiking partner, Bob Manley, authors the website winterhiking.org. Dubois worked in the disability field for 40 years in Maine and New Hampshire, and wrote and produced the 2010 documentary about the Laconia State School, entitled "Lost In Laconia."

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