Blazing through MaineOne of the unsung heroes of creating the Appalachian Trail in Maine was Walter Greene. A Broadway actor who would rather be at his camp on Sebec Lake than basking in the spotlight, it was his unlikely meeting with Myron Avery that made Maine’s contribution to the trail happen with both dedication and speed. Maine author and AT buff Jeffery Ryan will share how Green was Avery’s important wing man at the right time.

Jeff Ryan is an author, adventurer, photographer, and historian. He has written several books about his outdoor exploits, his fascination with hiking trails, and the people and places found just off the beaten path.

Books by Jeff Ryan include: Blazing Ahead: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery and the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail and  Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-year hike on America’s trail.

Mark your calendar and register for the 2021 AMC Maine Chapter Annual Meeting on November 13, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 PM. All AMC Maine Chapter members are welcome to attend this free event.  The evening will include a business meeting, election of officers for the coming year, awards and recognition of members, all to be followed by a featured speaker. 

Attendees of the Maine Chapter Annual meeting will be entered in a door prize for two tickets for one night’s lodging for two adults. Available at White Mountain Huts, Highland Center, Joe Dodge, & Cardigan Lodges; Mohican & Harriman Outdoor Centers; Lyford, Gorman Chairback and Medawisla Lodges.  Please register in advance here.