Join us at the Anderson-Foothill library Saturday, March 27 at 2 p.m. for a reading, discussion and slideshow with Erin McKittrick and her husband, Hig, complete with some of the actual gear they used on their journey.
Erin and Hig are environmental explorers with a taste for off the grid adventure. Erin’s new book, A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft and Ski, chronicles their harrowing 4,000 mile expedition from Seattle to the first Aleutian Island on foot in early 2007. This was an incredible expedition, and we learn about the people they met along the way, and the conservation issues they set out to explore – from dwindling salmon populations to unsustainable logging and pebble mining.
They finished their trek in 13 months, with a lifetime of photographs and experiences behind them, and the anticipation of their first child. They decided to start a new life where their journey ended – in a remote fishing village in Alaska, where they run their online environmental non-profit, groundtruthtrekking.org.
Here is a clip from their journey, so that you can see a bit of what they were up against in order to complete their intended goal:
New York Times article in the Home and Garden section: