Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Meetings are held at The Metropolitan Opera Guild Learning Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center (located on the north side of West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, closer to Amsterdam). From the street level, take the elevator or escalator up one level and proceed through the revolving doors into the lobby of the Rose Building to get the elevator up to the 6th floor.

Lincoln Center is well served by public transportation—Subway: the #1 Local train stops at 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station; Buses: M5, M7, M10, M66, and M104 all stop within one block of Lincoln Center.

Suggested donation: $7.00


March 28, 2018 — 6:30 pm • Doors Open at 6:00 pm

J. Robert Harris

Trail Talk from an ‘Old Dirt Kicker’

Book cover "Way Out There" by J. Robert HarrisJ.R. Harris is a well-known explorer and the author of “Way Out There: Adventures of a Wilderness Trekker”. From his origins in New York City, J.R. has roamed, mostly alone and unsupported, from Arctic Alaska to the Australian Outback, from Patagonia to the Pyrenees, and across the many “lands” (Greenland, Lapland, Iceland, Newfoundland, and New Zealand) for more than 50 years. He is particularly committed to encouraging everyone, especially young people and people of color, to experience the benefits that come from being in the great outdoors and to support and protect our natural environments.

J.R. Harris has planned a lively presentation enhanced with numerous images to illustrate the “top ten” topics his audiences are most curious about regarding wilderness travel, sharing his lessons learned along the way. He will address each topic, such as planning, wildlife, fear, being alone, and fitness, within the context of one of his many extraordinary journeys.

See some amazing images and learn more about J.R. at

Photo of explorer and Author J. Robert Harris standing in mountain landscape