A Backpacker’s Guide To The Wilderness
Wednesday, March 23 | 4:30pm | Auditorium
Tom Cross Backcountry Hiker and Boca Grande Resident
After a 35-year career in information technology and management consulting with Price Waterhouse, PwC and IBM, Tom and Kitty Cross came to Boca Grande in 2005. Without realizing it at the time, a random email a year earlier from one of his business partners lit the fuse on Tom’s “retirement job” – planning and leading backcountry hiking adventures. Since his first trek in the Alaska wilderness in 2004, Tom has organized and guided 14 backpacking treks on some of the most scenic trails in Denali, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton and Yosemite National Parks, the Adirondacks and Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness areas. He also has planned and led treks through some of the most majestic landscapes on the planet in Patagonia, New Zealand, Peru, Iceland, Nepal, Tanzania, Italy and Switzerland for an ever-expanding fraternity of trekking brothers. Tom has authored photo journals that tell the stories of six of these exotic adventures.
Tom and Kitty reside in Boca Bay. Many of you likely have spied Tom listening to audiobooks on his iPod on his regular afternoon walks that often extend as far north as 35th Street.
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