Lois Maltais during a recent visit to Alaska, where she did a lot of fishing. Maltais will speak at the Jesup Memorial Library on Jan. 26. PHOTO COURTESY OF LOIS MALTAIS

Maltais to speak of Alaskan adventure

BAR HARBOR — Lois Maltais will show pictures and talk about her adventures exploring the “last frontier” in Alaska when she speaks at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m.

Maltais had a childhood dream of hiking the wilderness areas of Alaska and fishing in its remote rivers. In the ‘90s, she finally fulfilled that dream. Then in 2016 and 2017, she returned to Alaska’s backwoods, crisscrossing the state.

Maltais traveled across the state by car, train, helicopter, float plane, bike and foot, from Anchorage to Seward, from Fairbanks to Denali National Park, and from Anchorage to Lake Clark National Park. During that time, she fished the Kenai River for silver salmon, Prince William Sound for halibut and Crescent Lake in Lake Clark National Park for sockeye salmon and Dolly Varden trout. Also, while in Denali National Park she explored the backcountry, and hiked and biked the trails.

Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected].

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