On Wednesday, April 5th at 7:00 pm, Gordon DuBois will give an illustrated talk about his three week journey along the John Muir Trail from Yosemite National Park to Mount Whitney.
John Muir is an iconic figure in the conservation movement of the late 18th and early 20th century. He established the concept of public lands and conservation in the national conscience. In 2013 Gordon and his daughter Annemarie hiked the John Muir Trail and in so doing developed a deep appreciation for John Muir and the wilderness he helped to preserve. The John Muir Trail is the premier hiking trail in the United States. The 215 mile trail starts in Yosemite National Park and continues through Post Pile National Monument, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, and ends at the highest peak in the continental U.S., Mt Whitney, at 14,496 ft.
Gordon has hiked extensively in Northern New England and the Adirondacks of New York State. In 2011 he completed the Appalachian Trail (2,285 miles). He has also hiked the Long Trail in VT, The International AT in Quebec, Canada, Cohos Trail in northern NH and the John Muir Trail in CA. Gordon has summited the New Hampshire Hundred Highest peaks, and the New England Hundred Highest. He spends much of his time hiking locally and in the White Mountains with his dog Reuben and especially enjoys hiking in the Lakes Region due to the proximity to his home in New Hampton. He writes a weekly hiking column for the Laconia Daily Sun and is a trail maintainer for the BRATTS (Belknap Range Trail Tenders).