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“Top Ten Maine Hikes” presentation by hiking guide author Greg Westrich

Greg Westrich

CARRABASSETT VALLEY - Greg Westrich will present a slideshow and talk on his Top Ten Maine Hikes at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center on Saturday, March 16 at 4:30 p.m.

"I'll include some favorites and some little-known gems," Westrich said.

Copies of his guides will be available for purchase.

He is the author of five hiking guides and is currently working on several others. Best Hikes in Baxter State Park is the most recent. Since 2013, he's mapped more than 500 hikes in Maine and 100 in New Hampshire. Greg has also published more than fifty articles and stories in newspapers, anthologies, and magazines, including Canoe & Kayak, Birding Watching, and Down East. He's written about everything from backyard mushrooms to wedding traditions in Aroostook county.

He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast Program. Greg teaches writing at Husson University and Eastern Maine Community College. Greg's also worked as a carpenter, sous chef, newspaper carrier, fence installer, stay-at-home parent, children's educational book editor, bookstore manager, and warehouse supervisor in an Alaskan salmon cannery. He spends way too much time thinking about the "nature writing problem." Maine is his favorite place, which is why he's lived there for twenty years.

For more information see Greg's website:

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