Ever wanted to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)? If you’re curious about this renowned trail, join us on Wednesday, July 11th at the Maine Outdoor Adventure Club monthly meeting for a presentation and slideshow by Maine outdoor adventurer and guide Abby King on her 2017 PCT trek. The event will be held at the Allen Ave Unitarian Universalist Church in Portland, ME with the presentation beginning at 7:30.

After thru-hiking 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 at the summit of Mt. Whitney on her PCT trek.
Abby atop Mt. Whitney en route to completing the PCT (Courtesy of Abby King)

About Abby:

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 it’s 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 the New Hampshire and California. She volunteers as a member of the Pine Tree Search and Rescue Team and as a Wilderness First Responder and is working on her Maine Guide’s Licence.

Event Details:

What: PCT Presentation and Slideshow by Abby King

Where: Allen Ave Unitarian Universalist Church (Portland, ME)

When: Wednesday, July 11th at 7:30PM (meeting at 6PM, presentation at 7:30)

 

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