Jan. 14 talk fo­cuses on state’s Long Path

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

MOUNT TREM­PER >> Au­thor Ken Pos­ner will dis­cuss his book, “Run­ning the Long Path: A 350-mile Jour­ney of Dis­cov­ery in New York’s Hud­son Valley” at 1 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Mau­rice D. Hinchey Catskill In­ter­pre­tive Cen­ter, 5096 state Route 28.

Known as New York’s great­est trail, the 358-mile Long Path stretches from New York City to Thacher State Park out­side Al­bany, cross­ing through the Pal­isades, Shawan­gunks, Catskills and the Schoharie Valley.

The pre­sen­ta­tion will fo­cus on his­tory of the Long Path, in­clud­ing his­tor­i­cal fig­ures like Walt Whit­man and John Bur­roughs, land­scape images by pho­tog­ra­pher Steve Aaron, dis­cus­sion of plan­ning and gear, and some of Pos­ner’s ad­ven­tures dur­ing his 2013 record-set­ting thru-run of the trail.

Pos­ner is a fi­nan­cial an­a­lyst, ul­tra-runner, and board mem­ber and vol­un­teer trail su­per­vi­sor for the NY-NJ Trail Con­fer­ence.

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