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The Lure of Long-distance Trails

Laurie Apgar Chandler & Tom Jamrog

Join local Maine authors and adventurers Tom Jamrog and Laurie Apgar Chandler for an evening of talking trails on Thursday, November 29th at Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport. After their presentation, "The Lure of Long-distance Trails," Tom and Laurie will spend time answering questions and signing books.

Tom Jamrog’s memoir, In the Path of Young Bulls: An Odyssey on America’s Continental Divide Trail details a multigenerational team’s five months of daily challenges along the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, one of the country’s toughest long-distance treks. Having already thru-hiked both the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail, Jamrog’s latest adventure earned him the prestigious Triple Crown award in 2014. He is a registered Maine Guide with Uncle Tom’s Guided Adventures in Lincolnville.

Upwards: The Story of the First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail provides one of the first looks at the country’s longest mapped inland paddling trail, which follows historic native waterways across New England. In the summer of 2015, Laurie Apgar Chandler of Bremen completed the 740-mile journey in a 13-foot Wenonah canoe purchased at Maine Sport Outfitters. Weaving faith, nature, and the abiding goodness of people into a captivating adventure tale, Upwards takes readers along storied waterways from the Adirondacks to the Allagash, proving dreams are meant to be followed.


Maine Sport Outfitters
115 Commercial Street
Rockport, ME 04856


Thursday, November 29th
from 6pm to 8pm

Additional Info

Please arrive promptly —
45 min. presentation followed by questions and book signing

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