CVNP Lyceum Series – Andrew Skurka

January 9, 2009 admin News

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Lyceum Series
Andrew Skurka: Out for a VERY Long Walk
Start: 1/09/09 7:00 PM
End: 1/09/09 9:00 PM
Where: Happy Days Lodge, 500 W Streetsboro Rd., Peninsula
Andrew Skurka is an accomplished 27-year-old professional backpacker who is best known for two monumental long-distance hiking firsts: the 6,875-mile Great Western Loop and the 7,778-mile Sea-to-Sea Route. The Great Western Loop is a journey that links five long-distance hiking trails, 12 national parks, and over 75 wilderness areas. The Sea-to-Sea Route is a transcontinental network of long-distance hiking trails from Quebec to Washington, along which Skurka had to snowshoe 1,400 miles. Skurka was named the 2007 “Adventurer of the Year” by National Geographic Adventure and the 2005 “Person of the Year” by Backpacker. Also, in 2008 Andrew finished 2nd overall at the Leadville 100 Miler, his first 100 mile run attempt.
Admission: $8 adults, $6 CVNPA members, and $3 children ages 3 – 12. Attend any three for the subscription price of $20 adults, $15 CVNPA members. General seating. Advance sales are available by calling (330) 657-2909. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Monthly Lyceums
The word “lyceum” has roots in ancient Greek, and became the name of the school where Aristotle taught. At CVNP, we use it to describe our lecture series featuring national speakers who stimulate the heart and mind with compelling stories of our natural and cultural world.

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