Anne O’Regan will talk about her thru-hikes on Vermont's Long Trail at the Jesup Library July 18 PHOTO COURTESY OF ANNE O'REGAN

Tales from the Long Trail

BAR HARBOR — Author Anne O’Regan will talk about her thru-hikes on Vermont’s Long Trail and show some of the pictures she took along the way at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, July 18, at 7 p.m.

O’Regan has twice thru-hiked the 273-mile Vermont’s Long Trail, first from south to north and then a year later from north to south.

The Long Trial is America’s oldest long distance trail and was built between 1910 and 1930 by the Green Mountain Club. The Long Trail begins on the Massachusetts-Vermont border and travels north to the Canadian border, along the way summiting the Green Mountains’ highest peaks: Stratton Mountain, Killington Peak, Mount Abraham, Camel’s Hump, Mount Mansfield and Jay Peak as well as many other smaller mountains. For the first 100-miles, the Long Trail also overlaps with the Appalachian Trail.

O’Regan spent most of her adult life living and working in downtown Boston, then left corporate America behind to venture west to walk the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). She has thru-hiked other long trails, including the Colorado Trail and the John Muir.

O’Regan wrote about her time thru-hiking the PCT in her book “Tamed: A City Girl Walks from Canada to Mexico on the Pacific Crest Trail.” Copies of her book will be on sale that night.

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


Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor.

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