100 Highest Catskill Peaks with Alan Via and his dog Bookah
- When: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Where: Voorheesville Library, Voorheesville
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages
- Categories: Lectures
Author of The Catskill 67 - A Hiker's Guide to the Catskill 100 Highest Peaks under 3500', Alan Via has led hikes for the Adirondack Mt Club, Catskill 3500 Club, Appalachian Mountain Club, and Taconic Hiking Club for 35 years. He was Albany ADK's Outings Chair for 14 years and currently an ADK main club committee chair for 24 years. He's a 'regular' and winter 46er and 35er, Northeast 111 completer and has hiked all over the western and Canadian mountains. He is one of only a small handful of hikers to have hiked all of the Adirondack and Catskill 100 highest peak, the latter with his Lab, Bookah who will be joining us.
In 2012 the Schenectady Gazette named The Catskill 67 - A Hiker's Guide to the Catskill 100 Highest Peaks under 3500' one of the top 10 new books of 2012. The hiking guide has color photos and maps and Alan will be sharing photos from the photographers who contributed to the book and enjoys engaging the audience with stories and tales of his hikes.
The theme of the presentation is Catskill 100 highest mountains, where they are and how they are unique. His presentation is an introduction for hikers and other mountain enthusiasts to a range of peaks largely unknown to the public.