Join Skaneateles native Jeff “Mountain Man” Brownscheidle as he retraces his own steps tackling a pursuit of the Triple Crown, a hiking journey that spanned 16 years. Register to receive the link you'll need to join this online lecture.
Even for those who really love to walk through wilderness, the Triple Crown of hiking might never be more than a dream. Spanning more than 7000 miles, the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails together form a challenge that few have the luxury of attempting, let alone achieving. From the blistering inferno of the Mojave and Chihuahuan Deserts, to the dizzying heights of the Wind River Range and Sierra Nevada, and to the rarely paralleled ruggedness of New Hampshire’s Presidentials, perhaps it’s no surprise that
fewer people have completed the trio of America’s greatest long distance trails than have been into space.
About the Presenter:
Jeff Brownscheidle has his dad to thank for his love of wilderness adventure. Long before he was an engineer, a boyhood fascination with the world that exists where roads end and trails begin had taken root. Better known as “Mountain Man” among hiking circles, he has completed nearly 9000 miles of long distance hiking on some of America’s greatest trails, all with a pair of his beloved Chacos underfoot. He lives in Seattle with his wife and hiking buddy, Emily, and chronicles his adventures at StoneAndSky.net.