After some last minute preparation on the day of, we were able to pull off our presentation at the Alamo Theatre last night in Bucksport. We tried to keep things concise, but that’s pretty hard to do when you have an entire thru-hike to talk about! We had a good time sharing our stories of the trail and it was first time we had done so “formally,” so I was a bit nervous. I don’t normally talk that much in front of a crowd and because of that fact, I did lose my voice some this morning.
We had over 80 people there last night! Miles and I hoped for a good turn-out, but we never expected there to be so many people who wanted to hear about our hike. THANK YOU to everyone who came out! Some of whom came from Massachusetts and Portland! We were able to meet some of blog followers, talk to friends we’ve known for years, and even got to see FOUR other thru-hikers that we hiked with this year! Tin Cup, HOBO, Knight Rider, and Prometheus came from all over the state of Maine and we’re so glad that they came.
Some of you asked if we could film the presentation, which we did. Unfortunately, we talked for more than the 80 minutes that the memory cards on the camera allowed for, so the entire presentation was not recorded. I hope to upload that to YouTube within the next couple of days to share with everyone what we did get on video. Maybe we’ll do the rest of it at our apartment if anyone is interested in seeing the rest.
To hold you over, I wanted to share a short video I edited about our thru-hike that I showed in the beginning of our presentation last night. A glimpse into our lives as thru-hikers.