Talks

National Charity League - The Importance of Kindness
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

National Charity League - The Importance of Kindness

After hiking 600 miles, the hand written world on a rustic campsite privy said it best: “willpower is greater than strength or agility.” Most thru-hikers on the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail would agree. When 24 year-old Chloë Rowse started her solo hike in February of 2018, she was prepared for the tough days. What she didn’t expect was the incredible kindness from the strangers that would make the difference between reaching the top of Mt. Katahdin or surrendering to the trials and tribulations of the trail.

Join us for an evening of stories about the generosity of “trail angels” - the good samaritans who support hikers year after year along the Appalachian Trail, helping them persevere through the physical and emotional challenges of their journey.

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Positive Mentality - North Hill
Jun
17
8:00 AM08:00

Positive Mentality - North Hill

Have you ever done something really hard and wanted to quit? How important was having a positive mentality in order to keep going? Are you curious about why and how somebody would walk from Georgia to Maine?

Join us for an afternoon of stories and laughter from Chloë Rowse’s 2,191-mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Chloë will share experiences that made a difference in her mentality and allowed her to keep walking through pain, heat, snow, and exhaustion. The stories she has will frighten and inspire you!

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Travelogue Series
May
15
12:30 PM12:30

Travelogue Series

Join us for an evening of photos and stories about solo thru-hiking the 2,191 mile Appalachian Trail. This event is put on by Falmouth Community Programs as part of their Travelogue Series.

Solo thru-hiking the entire 2,191 mile Appalachian Trail is no easy feat! Chloë Rowse started in Georgia on Springer Mt and hiked for just over four months to reach the northern terminus on the top of Mt. Katahdin in Maine. Along the way, Chloë met bears, snakes, and unusual friends. She faced snow, tornadoes, rain, and heat. She experienced silent sunrises and sunsets atop bare mountains. One of the most surprising parts of the trail was the incredible generosity and kindness Chloë received from strangers. It took determination and grit to reach Mt. Katahdin and the stories Chloë has to share will frighten and inspire you! There will be plenty of time at the end for questions.

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The Importance of Kindness - Maine Coast Waldorf School
Apr
24
6:00 AM06:00

The Importance of Kindness - Maine Coast Waldorf School

“Trail Magic” is an unexpected act of kindness that occurs on a trail. It is support that is magically there when you need it the most and can have a deeply positive impact on your trail and life experience. But why limit it to a trail? Why can’t we have “world magic” in our everyday lives? Small acts of kindness can make a huge impact on others. After experiencing the power of trail magic on the Appalachian Trail, Chloë Rowse can tell you first hand how kindness and generosity can make the difference between hiking 2,191 miles or surrendering half-way to the trials and tribulations of the trail. How can we take this knowledge and bring “world magic” into our lives and the lives of those around us?

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NexRep - Kindness and Recognizing Hard Work
Apr
10
6:00 AM06:00

NexRep - Kindness and Recognizing Hard Work

The Appalachian Trail is 2,191miles - it is long and strenuous!! Undertaking something like the AT, which feels so big and challenging, requires taking each day as it comes and adapting and adjusting as needed. How do you decide what is essential to carry when every ounce makes a difference? How do you keep a positive mindset in below zero temperatures with frozen shoes? Kindness and generosity from strangers along the 2,191 miles can make the difference between reaching Mt Katahdin (the northern terminus of the AT), or giving up part way to the trials and tribulations of the trail. Taking the time to do something kind or recognize somebody else’s hard work, can be a huge motivator not only on the AT, but in our daily lives as well.

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DEP Public Hearing Testimony
Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

DEP Public Hearing Testimony

I am adamantly opposed to this project, and I ask you, if you want young people to move to Maine, if you want to preserve what makes us unique, if you want to motivate the construction of NEW alternative energy infrastructure – then vote to OPPOSE this project.  No amount of money can recreate or restore our wilderness after it’s destroyed.  We stand to lose our reputation, our beauty, our heritage, and our identity.  Massachusetts wins; WE lose.  I ask you to do what’s best for Maine!”

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LL Bean Winter Lecture Series - "Trail Magic on the Appalachian Trail"
Feb
22
1:00 PM13:00

LL Bean Winter Lecture Series - "Trail Magic on the Appalachian Trail"

After hiking 600 miles, the hand written world on a rustic campsite privy said it best: “willpower is greater than strength or agility.” Most thru-hikers on the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail would agree. When 24 year-old Chloë Rowse started her solo hike in February of 2018, she was prepared for the tough days. What she didn’t expect was the incredible kindness from the strangers that would make the difference between reaching the top of Mt. Katahdin or surrendering to the trials and tribulations of the trail.

Join us for an evening of stories about the generosity of “trail angels” - the good samaritans who support hikers year after year along the Appalachian Trail, helping them persevere through the physical and emotional challenges of their journey.

Open to the public.

See full video here:

https://vimeo.com/326399913

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Wellesley Postcomers Luncheon
Feb
19
6:00 AM06:00

Wellesley Postcomers Luncheon

In February of 2018 Chloë set out on her most challenging and rewarding adventure yet - solo thru-hiking the entire 2,190 mile Appalachian Trail. She started in Georgia on Springer Mt and hiked for just over four months to reach the northern terminus on the top of Mt. Katahdin in Maine. Along the way, Chloë met bears, snakes, and unusual friends. She faced snow, tornadoes, rain, and heat. She experienced silent sunrises and sunsets atop bare mountains. One of the most surprising parts of the trail was the incredible generosity and kindness Chloë received from strangers. It took determination and grit to reach Mt. Katahdin and the stories Chloë has to share will frighten and inspire you!

There will be plenty of time for questions!

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Maine Ladies Adventure Club Winter Gear Talk
Jan
8
1:30 PM13:30

Maine Ladies Adventure Club Winter Gear Talk

An evening to learn from experts at Patagonia, and the Maine Ladies Adventure Club (LAC), about gear and preparing for winter adventures! Chloë Rowse will also share experiences from the winter start of her Appalachian Trail Thru-hike.

Learn more about the Maine Ladies Adventure Club (LAC) here:

https://ladiesadventureclubmaine.com/

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