LACONIA — The Laconia Historical & Museum Society's October program on Monday, October 21 at 7 p.m.at the Laconia Public Library will feature a Bob Manley and Gordon Dubois with a slide presentation on Winter Hiking.
In 2004 Manley and DuBois summited New Hampshire's 48 4,000 foot mountains in winter. Following this accomplishment, they continued to climb other peaks in New England during the winter season and at the end of this year hope to have climbed New England's 100 highest in winter.
Over the years, Manley has collected a large number of photos from these winter hike exploits. In addition to their passion for winter hiking, Bob is an accomplished professional photographer and Gordon loves long distance hiking, having hiked the Appalachian, Coos, Long, IAT and John Muir Trails.
Bob and Gordon will present a slide show and share their stores about winter hiking in New England. Stunning photographs will be used to provide an appreciation for this feat from a perspective that few have experienced. They will also provide information on the basics of winter hiking: trip planning, clothing, equipment, food, hiking with your dog and multi-day hikes. The program will also include a special emphasis on hiker safety and the use of map and compass, cell phones and GPS.