Continental Divide expert to visit Bookworm
if you go ...
What:Barney Scout Mann, author of “The Continental Divide Trail.”
When: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m.
Where: The Bookworm of Edwards.
Cost: $10, includes appetizers.
More information: 970-926-7323 or http://www.bookwormofedwards.com.
The Continental Divide trail runs 3,100 miles between Mexico and Canada, traversing five states. Established by Congress in 1978, the trail hosts hundreds of thousand people a year, a few in pursuit of completing the Triple Crown through-hike including the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail.
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Bookworm, meet author, photographer and advocate Barney Scout Mann, who has completed the Triple Crown and has written a book on the Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail. Mann’s new book, “The Continental Divide Trail: Exploring America’s Ridgeline Trail,” is an inspirational book for hikers planning their trip or a book to enjoy off the trail.
“The Continental Divide Trail” showcases the challenging trail through stories, imagery, maps and more. The book places you on the trail guided by Mann, a backpacker for over 50 years.
Ten years ago Scout Mann and his wife hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, when the Appalachian Trail was hosting ten times that number of hikers and fewer than 100 were hiking the Continental Divide Trail.
To protect our nation’s trails, Mann holds seats on numerous boards and travels to Washington, D.C., to lobby on behalf of the trails. This eagerness to pursue the outdoors and protect it stemmed from influencers early in his life.