Carey Kish stands atop Mount Katahdin on Oct. 4, 2015, at the end of his second Appalachian Trail trek. Kish will speak at the Jesup Memorial Library on Sept. 2. PHOTO COURTESY OF JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Kish to talk about AT trek at Jesup



BAR HARBOR — Carey Kish will talk about his 189-day trek along the Appalachian Trail in 2015 when he visits the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m.

Kish, a veteran hiker and author, has through-hiked the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine twice, first in 1977 and again in 2015. His last trek started on March 18 last year on Springer Mountain and ended on Katahdin on Oct. 4.

Kish will show images of the mountain scenery and talk about the camaraderie of fellow hikers, fun trail towns, trail angels, scary wildlife encounters and the highs and lows of hiking for six months. He also will talk about how much the trail has changed since he first hiked it 38 years ago, as an 18-year-old fresh out of Bangor High School.

Kish is an outdoors and travel writer, photographer, registered Maine guide and former president and founding member of the Maine Outdoor Adventure Club. He is the author of “AMC’s Best Day Hikes along the Maine Coast” and the editor of the “AMC Maine Mountain Guide.” He is the longtime hiking and camping columnist for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and writes the outdoor adventure blog “Maineiac Outdoors” at MaineToday.com. His writing and photos have appeared in numerous other publications, and he is an active member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, New England Outdoor Writers Association, North American Snowsports Journalists Association and New England Travel Writers Network. Carey lives in Hall Quarry.

This talk is part of the Cadillac Mountain Sports Speaker Series. The next talk in the series is on Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. with David Donovan, who will speak about invasive plant species on Mount Desert Island.

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

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