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BeOnlineWithAMC - Hiking Big Bend National Park, Texas with Rob McWilliams

Date and Time

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 6:30PM - 8:00PM


New York, New York City,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.

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At the end of February, Robert McWilliams spent a week in Big Bend National Park, hiking as many trails as time and body would allow. Rob's fully illustrated talk will cover his experience of the Park, focusing on its three main ecosystems-the Rio Grande, the Chihuahuan Desert, and the Chisos Mountains. Tired of corporate life, Rob quit his job to fulfill a stubborn ambition to walk the length of Scotland, a trek that led to his book, "The Kiss of Sweet Scottish Rain." He contributed the Taking a Hike column to CT newspapers for seven years. Rob has also written for A.T. Journeys, the official magazine of the Appalachian Trail, and He does consulting work on information privacy, and volunteers with the Nature Conservancy, Appalachian Trail and other outdoor causes. This is an ONLINE MEETING on the ZOOM platform. Contact the Registrar to receive dial in details, including password.

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Big Bend Chisos Mountain


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N.Y. - North Jersey



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AMC NYC Office




Adults (18+)


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Rob McWilliams was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and graduated from Wadham College, Oxford, with a BA Hons. in Modern History. After university, he worked as a tour guide and English teacher in France and Spain, before joining Reuters news agency in London. Rob spent 16 years at Reuters as a business manager in Hong Kong, Japan, the US, Venezuela, and Brazil. For over 20 years, Rob has lived in Connecticut with his family, and is now a US citizen. Rob enjoys hiking, and travel off the beaten track.