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Breaking it down to build it back: A story of rediscovery in the outdoors
Perry Cohen had a dream of helping queer and trans people find joy in their bodies through hiking, backpacking, skiing, and outdoor adventure. In 2015 Perry turned that dream into reality when he created The Venture Out Project, a nonprofit that seeks to help create a space in the outdoor community for queer, trans, and LGBTQ+ youth and adults create community, develop leadership skills, and gain confidence through the shared experience of outdoor adventure and physical activity. In his presentation, Perry will tell the story of his own personal journey to becoming the outdoorsman he is today, as well as how he created Venture Out and what it has come to mean to many members of the LGBTQ+ community. Open Q&A session.
This presentation is part of the 30th annual James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series — bringing adventures to you through stories, photographs, and videos. It is sponsored by Athletic Brewing Company.
The Northeast Kingdom Meets the American Southwest
March 3, 7 PM; Register here
Hosted via Zoom
Explore 11 national parks with Northeast Kingdom Section members — Jeff Morris, Bob, and Janet Steinert. They’ll not only share their captivating story, but you’ll also get tips on planning your national parks visit. The trio camped in remote spaces as well as national parks, navigated crowds, wrestled an uncooperative tarp, and prepared gourmet meals on the fly. You’ll get a peek at star-filled skies, layered red rocks, gaping canyons, and a cold beer after hiking hot, steep, and graveled trails.
This presentation is part of the 30th annual James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series — bringing adventures to you through stories, photographs, and videos.
In Search of Imaginary Peaks: The Riesenstein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams
March 10, 7 PM; Register here
Hosted via Zoom
In 1962, readers of Summit magazine sought to identify the real location of British Columbia’s alleged Riesenstein peaks — a mountain range that doesn’t exist. Author Katie Ives will pull tales from her 2021 publication, Imaginary Peaks: The Riesenstein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams, of these and other mythic mountains, including some in New England.
“No Other Lake” Short Film – Sneak Preview
March 17, 7 PM; Register here
Hosted via Zoom
In August 2021, UVM student Jordan Rowell began a two-week journey to kayak the entire 120-mile length of Lake Champlain. With local filmmaker Duane Peterson documenting the adventure, the pair conducted interviews to better understand the biggest challenges facing our basin and to explore our relationship with natural resources in the face of a changing climate. The two will present the making of the film, “No Other Lake,” and share a sneak preview.
Recordings of Recent Events
Moving Mountains: Overcoming obstacles in 2022 and beyond
January 27, 2022 | Zoom
Long Trail Family Thru-Hike
January 20, 2022 | Zoom
Join Matt Krebs and his three children, Charlie (16), Ruth (14) and Joe (8), as they share the challenges and joys of thru-hiking the Long Trail together.
Arizona: Day Hikes and Other Adventures
January 13, 2022 | Zoom
Long time Green Mountain Club volunteers, Rich and Sheri Larsen share photos and stories from their adventures in Arizona. Enjoy this presentation and the beautiful imagery.
Crosscut: A Trail Builder’s Memoir
January 6, 2022 | Zoom
Author, poet, trail builder, and professor Sean Prentiss shares stories and poems from his memoir Crosscut: Poems, inspired by his time leading trail crews for the Northwest Youth Corps.