Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail
Join us for a presentation on hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. New Milford residents Betsy and John Murphy are avid hikers and longtime supporters of the AMC, ATC and PCT. Although they have done many hikes and backpacking trips in the East, they have always been drawn to Western wilderness trails. In early May of 2016 they began a long awaited journey (a 40 year dream), hiking from the Mexican border to Canada on the PCT. Never quitting the trail, they did fall short of making the total distance, executing a very long (1,935 mile) “section” hike arriving at Manning Park in British Columbia on October 3rd. With determination, they returned in 2017 and completed the undone Central California part of the trail (665 miles). See and hear the story of their approach to the planning and the logistics of this challenging 150 day expedition (and of their 57 day completion quest in 2017.) Registration is required.