Dr. LaRue, who’s an associate professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Performance at the University of New England, will begin backpacking northward on the Appalachian Trail, on or about February 27, in Georgia.
LaRue plans to hike the entire trail as part of his spring semester sabbatical leave, which is intended to provide additional material for a book comparing and contrasting the 2005 trip with his 1972 trip (when he was one of the first 100 to ever hike the AT from end-to-end).
Dr. LaRue will be on this trek for about six months, and plans to capture the experience both in writing and photographs, as he focuses upon how this type of sport experience is life-changing.
Rick will also be visiting schools in several towns along the way to promote creative and physically active lifestyles across the lifespan, and environmental stewardship.
Make sure to bookmark http://nemo.une.edu/at to track Rick over the next six months or so. And, look for a recap in the pages of Camp Business this fall.