JUNEAU - Erin McKittrick and her husband, Hig, will be presenting their 2007, human-powered journey from Seattle to the Aleutian Islands and signing books on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at Centennial Hall.
In June of 2007, the McKittricks left Seattle for the Aleutian Islands with the goal to travel the entire distance solely by human power. They traversed some of the most rugged terrain in the world.
This was not only a wilderness adventure, but also one of learning and discovery. The couple set out with a desire to better understand the interplay between human communities, ecosystems and natural resources along their route. By hiking, cross country skiing, and packrafting, they saw the wilderness in its larger context and gained a unique, on-the-ground perspective. They will present the story of their trek along the northwest coast and their encounters with pelting rains, ferocious winds, blizzards and bears, as well as with the tiny communities that dot the region.
As stated in a release: "entertaining and at times harrowing, theirs is a journey of discovery and insight."
The public is invited to hear readings from their book, see photos and view videos, and to ask questions.
For more informationon the McKittrick's journeygo online to http://groundtruthtrekking.org.