Arlette Laan

Did you vote yet? OK. Good. If you did, and you need a distraction from watching the Election Day midterm results roll in, Arlette Laan is giving a talk at Central Arkansas Library System’s Ron Robinson Theater Tuesday, Nov. 8. She’s the first woman to have hiked all 11 National Scenic Trails — over 18,000 miles total.

Laan is currently hiking the Ouachita Trail, “and her talk will no doubt include impressions of hiking in Arkansas,” a release says, “as well as descriptions of the NS trails she’s hiked, her observations on the changes in long distance hiking over time, and tips on perseverance.” Originally from the Netherlands, Laan lives now in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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Doors will open at 6 p.m., and Laan’s presentation is at 7 p.m.. The event is free to attend, but registration is requested, and you can do that at this link. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the theater’s concession stand.

 

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