February 7, 2024
Our presenter for this meeting is Mike Perry, a retired teacher from Rigby Idaho. Mike summited Mount Katahdin, the highest mountain peak in Maine on August 22, 2023. This was a culmination of a five-month journey that began in Springer Mountain in northern Georgia. Mike hiked the 2,200-mile trek of the Appalachian Trail, which stretched across 14 states in lands that surrounded the Appalachian Mountains.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy reports more than 3,000 people “attempt a thru-hike of the entire A.T. trail, and only about a quarter complete the trail.” Mr. Perry said the hike was physically and mentally demanding and was an emotional experience for him when he reached the end.
Mike Perry was recently featured in East Idaho News. Be prepared for an exciting tour of the trail in pictures and stories.