AMC Potluck and Presentation: Appalachian Odyssey - A 28-year hike on America's trail

Date and Time

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6:00PM - 8:45PM


Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME 04011,
Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast,


Registration is not required for this activity. However, you may wish to contact the leader(s) if you have any questions.


When two new hiking companions went on a day hike of Katahdin in 1985, they had no idea they were starting a 28-year, 2,100-mile adventure. Author, speaker, photographer and avid hiker Jeff Ryan's book it, Appalachian Odyssey, has delighted readers who enjoy reliving the adventure through a refreshing blend of history, photography and humor. Born and raised in Maine, Jeff grew up in a family that relished time outdoors and he has certainly carried on that tradition. He has hiked 9,000 miles in the U.S. and is still going strong. In the past year and a half he has traveled the U.S. in a 1985 VW camper, sharing the story of Appalachian Odyssey in hundreds of venues nationwide. His presentations combine terrific storytelling and 30 years' worth of trail AT photos to create a memorable evening. Potluck dinner will start at 6pm (please bring a dish to share, help us be green and bring your own cup, plates and silverware). Presentation at 7pm. Free and open to the public.

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Adults (18+)


(best time to call: before 9pm)

An avid outdoors person, Michelle has been leading hiking, paddling, cross country skiing and overnight outings for several years now. Michelle lives in Topsham but enjoys spending a lot of time in mid Maine at their cabin in Elliottsville (near AMC's MWI lands). Michelle and her husband, Stan are corridor monitors on the AT. They urge everyone to give back with trail work.