Author Talk: John & Cynthia Orcutt – Nov. 8

Wednesday November 8, 6-8PM.

Please join us in welcoming John and Cynthia Orcutt of Auburn, authors of Enduring Heights, featuring photography of the natural environment of the Maine’s High Peaks. This is the first book of this type about the High Peaks of Maine. Angus King, US senator from Maine, has written the book’s foreword, and Wolfe Tone, former Director of the Trust for Public Land in Maine has written an essay, describing conservation in the area. The hardcover book is 12” x 12”, 132 pages with maps, several essays and over 90 color plates.

The High Peaks region is where major sections of the Appalachian Trail, Maine Huts & Trails, Sugarloaf and Saddleback ski mountains, Rangeley and Flagstaff Lakes, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the New England Mountain Biking Association trails and a number of other outdoor venues are located.

The book’s authors, Cynthia and John Orcutt seek to promote a balance between conservation and economic development.  Photography has enabled them to contribute in a meaningful way to these causes.  By producing this book, the Orcutt’s hope to raise awareness of the High Peaks region, fostering more conservation of wilderness lands and simultaneously, encouraging economic growth and job opportunities in places where development in the regions small communities.

Recently the book was launched at the Biennial Appalachian Trail Conference at Colby College and on the opening day of BikeMaine. It will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

The talk will take place in the Androscoggin Community Room.  Please use the Spring St. entrance.