Mike Link and Kate Crowley will speak about their 1,555-mile walk around Lake Superior at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, in the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Hosted by Winchester Academy, their presentation is free and open to the public.
The husband-and-wife team were in their 60s when they made their 145-day trek around Lake Superior, hiking through Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario.
Co-authors of a book and a video on their experience, Link and Crowley are naturalists and travel writers.
They were married on a sailboat he captained for five years in the Apostle Islands and together they have shared adventures in paddling, hiking, biking, backpacking and sailing. Their five grandchildren and three surviving children have been the motivation for their continued activism for a better planet.
Link, a college professor, was the founding director of the Audubon Center in Sandstone, Minn., where he worked for more than 38 years before retiring.
Crowley worked at the Minnesota Zoo and the Audubon Center as an educator and adult education specialist. She is a columnist for newspapers with her Going Nature’s Way and Wingin’ It series.
In 2012, they took an extended trip to New Zealand to discover the land where their son died in 1989.
They began a three-year project called Full Length Mississippi where they will be traveling down the river on an assortment of boats in 2013 and back up the river by bike in 2014.
They have written 25 books and numerous magazine and newspaper articles, as well as have published photographs from their travels.
The next free Winchester Academy program, scheduled for Aug. 5, features Dr. William Hathaway on “Fact and Fiction about The Affordable Care Act.”
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