MBB: Walt McLaughlin discusses and signs his new book: The Allure of Deep Woods.

The Allure of Deep Woods is an intimate, detailed account of a solitary trek along the Northville-Placid Trail, which meanders for 125 miles through some of the wildest, most remote backcountry of the Adirondacks. While skirting ponds, crossing bogs, and tramping through sprawling, rain-soaked forests during the waning days of summer, the author reflects upon the region’s history, the origins of the wilderness preservation movement, and the importance of wildness to well being.  The loons and owls calling out at night underscore these thoughts.  The few hikers encountered along the way provide valuable insight.  And the trail’s many delights, as well as its hardships, keep it all in perspective.




Walt McLaughlin is an avid outdoorsman who has written extensively about his backcountry experiences. His stories, essays and poems have appeared in Adirondac, Vermont Life, Writing Nature and dozens of other periodicals.  He has several books in print, including an account of his immersion in the Alaskan bush, Arguing With the Wind, and a narrative about hiking Vermont’s Long Trail end-to-end, Forest under my Fingernails.  He lives in St. Albans, Vermont.






Event date: 
Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
290 River Street
12180 Troy
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