The Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s Friends of the A.T. in Maine will host author and thru-hiker Paul Molyneaux and his son Asher Tuesday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Camden Opera House, Elm Street/Route 1. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

In “A Child’s Walk in the Wilderness,” former New York Times Outdoors columnist Paul Molyneaux shares a 2,000 mile, seven-month trek with his son Asher, who turned 8 on the trail and became the youngest Mainer to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. In an illustrated 40-minute presentation followed by Q&A, Asher and Paul will describe the highlights of their experiences, hiking the trail, writing and illustrating the book and bringing the lessons of the trail back to their daily lives.

Their stories will resonate with adults and children alike. While all seating is general admission, attendees are encouraged to register in advance by email to or on the MATC Facebook page. A book signing will immediately follow the presentation.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or