In Worcester & Framingham this week: Alaska-Yukon slideshow and Gear & Skills Clinic

While I’m in the Bay State this weekend to visit family and to binge on post-marathon pastries from Mike’s Pastry, I’ll also be making presentations in Worcester and Framingham. Details:

Boy Scouts of America & Doherty HS Outdoor Club

  • Thursday, April 13
  • 7:00 PM
  • Doherty Memorial High School
  • 299 Highland Street
  • Worcester, MA
  • $8.50 in advance, $10 at  the door
  • Buy tickets now

REI – Framingham

  • Friday, April 14
  • 6:30 PM
  • 375 Cochituate Rd, Framingham, MA 01701
  • Free, but limited spots. Reserve now.

I will have copies of the Second Edition of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide available for purchase. If you already own a copy of the First or Second Edition, bring it along if you’d like it signed and personalized. I love seeing heavily used copies full of dog-eared pages and highlighting.

Hope to see you there!

An extra incentive for coming out: a generous coupon from SD for everyone in attendance.

Posted in on April 10, 2017


  1. AO on April 11, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Heh, the REI session is already full and Worcester is too far 🙁

    BTW, Mike’s Pastry’s all-right, overhyped a bit. Modern Pastry is just as good and doesn’t have the giant lines.

    • Andrew Skurka on April 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Did not know it was full. That’s awesome.

      Show up there anyway. I’ll get you in. If they give you a hassle tell them you’re an old friend. And remind me that you left this post comment.

  2. Greg on April 14, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I’m registered. Looking forward to hearing your talk tonight and buying your new book!
    -Greg, Skurka & Werner Class of ’13, NH

    • Andrew Skurka on April 14, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Awesome, see you tonight.

  3. Bud Silveira on April 14, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Andrew – Thanks again for the informative presentation tonight! We appreciate it! I have one quick question for you, which I forgot to ask after your REI presentation. As I stated, my wife and I, both school teachers, are planning on using next week’s spring break to hike the Massachusetts portion of the AT. My question is this: Would you think an XLite (regular) pad, a 30-degree quilt, thermal capilene leggings, and a (lightweight) long-sleeve capilene top would be adequate enough for sleep? We will be using a Z-Packs Duplex tent, and will have a balaclava, insulated jacket (Nano Air), and featherweight fleece also available should things get cold. So far, the early forecast has some nighttime temps of around 32 degrees.

    Thanks again!

    • Andrew Skurka on April 19, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      That sounds about right.

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