Monday, April 28, 2014

Ashley "Iguana" Lowe and the PCT

Newport resident Ashely “Iguana” Lowe will give a presentation about her Pacific Crest Trail hike at the Newport Public Library on Tuesday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m.

The Pacific Crest Trail spans over 2,600 miles. It starts in the vast desert of California, unfolding into the mountainous wilderness of the High Sierras and ending in the pristine volcanic peaks of the Cascade Range in Washington.

In 2011, Iguana hiked the entire span of the PCT. It took her 6 months and a day. She is currently planning a thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail from Montana to New Mexico.

Everyone who hikes the trail has a different story to tell. Varying weather challenges, changing trail conditions, personal obstacles and different preparation techniques makes each hiker’s experience unique. Hiking long distances can be an extremely rewarding achievement for everyone who tries. Iguana will share videos, photos, anecdotes and advice. This presentation will have something for everyone; those planning their own long distant hike, beginning hikers, and armchair travelers.

For more information, contact the Newport Public Library at 541-265-2153 or go to

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