Oct. 6, 2022 — Bill Jack — Persevering on the Appalachian Trail

Author Bill Jack will discuss his memoir about hiking the Appalachian Trail, Perseverance. The presentation will include a video with photos.

During his adult years, Bill ran 5Ks, 10Ks, and some half marathons. Upon turning 70 years of age, he gave up running and decided to hike the Appalachian Trail. He didn’t realize that he had picked one of the most difficult long-distance hikes in the world. Learn what hiking the trail is all about and how Bill persevered. Attendees might be motivated to attempt their own new and exciting adventures.

Bill grew up active and loving the outdoors in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. After high school, he attended Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois. After graduation, he was offered a teaching position in Point Hope. After teaching and coaching basketball in several remote Alaska communities, Bill retired in 1998 and moved his family to Anchorage. His wife Penny and he now enjoy 11 grandchildren.

Perseverance is Bill’s second memoir. His first, Majestic Journey, described his Iditarod Trail Race experiences.

Participants can join the Zoom meeting at 11:30 a.m. for conversation and to troubleshoot connections. Please sign on by 11:50 a.m. to be prepared for start of the program at noon. Get details by sending a message to sherrie@arctic.net.

Bill Jack

Bill Jack on the Appalachian Trail