[Zoom Event] Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail by Barney Scout Mann
The next best thing to being on the Pacific Crest Trail yourself! Join Auntie's and triple-crowner Barney Scout Mann for a discussion of his book, Journeys North about his adventures on the Pacific Crest Trail.
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In 2007, Scout and his wife Sandy thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. Over five months they walked a continuous line from Mexico to Canada, 2,650 miles. A backpacker for 50 years, Mann was 13 when he went on his first 50-miler, a week-long backpack in the Sierra Nevada. His 35-pound pack and 80-pound body fought to a draw. It rained every day. “I loved it.” Mann says, "I'm more at home in the outdoors than on a downtown street." At 63, Mann set out to hike what’s regarded as the nation’s toughest trail. The Continental Divide Trail, 2,700 miles, spans the Rockies from border to border. Mann finished on October 2, 2015, to the best of his knowledge the only one over 60 to thru-hike that year. For Mann, the third leg of America's "Triple Crown" of great trails was the Appalachian Trail, Maine to Georgia. Mann completed the Appalachian Trail on October 25, 2017. The number of Triple Crowners is fewer than the number of those who have flown in outer space.
In Journeys North, legendary trail angel and thru hiker, Scout Mann spins a compelling tale of six hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2007 as they walk from Mexico to Canada. This ensemble story unfolds as these half-dozen hikers--including Barney and his wife, Sandy--trod north, slowly forming relationships and revealing their deepest secrets and aspirations.