Heather Anderson | What Life on the Nation's Longest Trails Has Taught Me

Heather Anderson | What Life on the Nation's Longest Trails Has Taught Me

Join us to hear Heather tell stories from her new memoir, Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home, published by Mountaineers Books, and discover what she learned about herself and life on the trail.
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  • Tue, Mar 12, 2019 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Seattle Program Center
    7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
    Goodman A, Goodman B, Goodman C, Cascade A, Cascade B, Executive Conference Room
  • Garrett Arnold
  • garretta@mountaineers.org
  • Seattle Program Center
  • The Mountaineers
  • vCal / iCal
  • FULL (2 capacity)

Heather Anderson | What Life on the Nation's Longest Trails Has Taught Me

By the age of 25, Washington’s Heather “Anish” Anderson had hiked the “Triple Crown” of hiking: the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail. After that, with her wild oats sewn, she attempted to settle down. It didn’t take. After a few years, she left her job, her marriage, and a dissatisfied life and walked back into the mountains. 

In November of 2018 Heather became the only woman to have completed a calendar year “Triple Crown of Backpacking,” completing the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide National Scenic Trails in a single calendar year. In the process, she set a female Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the route— hiking it in 251 days, 20 hours, 10 minutes and is the only female “Triple Triple Crowner” having completed the entire route three times.

What drives her passion for life on far-flung trails? It is something she asked herself in the days, weeks, and months she walked alone in wild places, facing her fears, loneliness, and physical challenges.

Join us to hear Heather tell stories from her new memoir, Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home, published by Mountaineers Books, and discover what she learned about herself and life on the trail.

Doors - 6:00pm
Show Starts - 7:00pm

General Admission - $12
At the Door - $12

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