Hiking expert Jeff Alt to speak at Bridgewater College

bridgewaterJeff Alt will present “Life Lessons from the Trail” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College. The event is free and open to the public.

A hiking expert, Alt is the author of A Walk for Sunshine, Four Boots One Journey and Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun.

With generous doses of humor, Alt entertains and inspires audiences with a dynamic multimedia presentation that links his hiking adventures to themes such as goal setting, survival, taking risks, perseverance, overcoming obstacles and making a difference.  Those adventures include walking the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail and the 218-mile John Muir Trail, plus a trek across Ireland with his family.

His adventures have been featured on Discoverychannel.com, ESPN’s Inside America’s National Parks, the Hallmark Channel, CNN-Radio, USA Today, USA Radio Network and Scholastic Parent & Child.

Alt hosts the annual Sunshine Walk, 5K Run & Roll to help individuals with developmental disabilities. The event was inspired by his Appalachian Trail journey.

Alt is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA).

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college, located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to approximately 1,800 undergraduate students.