Story of Robert Hirsch’s

Location:Pickens County Public Library
Start Date:2/8/2018
Start Time:6:30 PM
Description:Join Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia for the amazing story of Robert Hirsch’s six-year cycling journey around the globe.

An avid hiker and bicyclist, Mr. Hirsch is a three-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker who has also thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to California. He is a graduate of Furman University with a BA in biochemistry and holds a Master’s degree from University of Utah. Hirsch has volunteered both in the U.S. and abroad, volunteering for the Pisgah and Wasatch National Forests, serving in the Peace Corps, organic farming in Japan, and teaching in India. He has also spent nine months cycling around North America. Currently, he serves as the caretaker of MCT’s Forry Farm Preserve in Talking Rock, Georgia.

“MCT is pleased to present this program to the community as part of its educational programming,” said George Kimberly, MCT’s Executive Director. “Mr. Hirsch’s travels and experiences around the globe heightened his awareness of the need to preserve significant cultural and ecological resources. It is our hope that Mr. Hirsch’s stories will not only be entertaining, but also inspire a deeper appreciation for the beautiful places that exist in our region.”

Beginning at 6:30 pm in the library’s meeting room, Mr. Hirsch will share his story and insights through photographs from his experiences. A Q&A session will follow as time allows.