Carey Kish of Mount Desert Island, an outdoors and travel writer, as well as a veteran hiker and backpacker with more than 20,000 trail miles under his boots, will give a Zoom talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, hosted by Vose Library in Union. Submitted photo

Vose Library plans to host Carey Kish for its next Vose or Virtual Wednesday session, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, via Zoom.

Closed captioning will be available.

Kish, of Mount Desert Island, is an outdoors and travel writer, veteran hiker and backpacker with more than 20,000 trail miles under his boots. His hiking and camping column has appeared in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram for two decades, and his writing and photographs can be found in numerous print and online publications.

The author of “AMC’s Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast” and editor of the “AMC Maine Mountain Guide,” Kish’s latest book is “Beer Hiking New England,” a guide to 50 hikes paired with 50 craft breweries around the six-state region, will be available this spring, according to a news release from the library.

The Appalachian Trail has captured the imagination of hikers for more than 80 years, and for those intrepid souls who make the grueling 2,189-mile trek from end-to-end, it is unquestionably the adventure of a lifetime, the news release notes.

One AT thru-hike is enough for most, but not for Kish, who in 2015 at age 56, decided that twice was better (his first AT hike was in 1977).

Kish will describe in words and images his 189-day journey, which began in March on Springer Mountain, Georgia and ended in October atop Maine’s Mt. Katahdin. People can learn about the trail’s history, the mountain scenery, the camaraderie of fellow hikers, the trail towns and trail angels, wildlife encounters, and the highs and lows of putting one foot in front of the other for six long months.

For a Zoom registration link, call 207-785-4733, email [email protected] or stop by Vose Library, 392 Common Road in Union.