Monday, June 20, 2016

Jim Haskell

Jim Haskell got hooked on hiking while climbing mile-high Mount Katahdin in his native Maine when he was twelve. He hiked the Appalachian Trail between 1990 and 2010, and has now climbed most of New England’s 4,000-foot peaks. His goal is to climb all of the 4,000-footers in New England and New York by 2020 – his 60th year.

Jim was the executive director of Salem Harbor Community Development Corporation from 1994 to 2006. Since then, Jim has been a consultant to a number of non-profits on affordable housing projects. He holds a bachelor of arts from Boston University in history and a master in public administration from Suffolk University.  

In September of 2015, Two Tents, Jim’s memoir of his Appalachian Trail hikes, was published. Two Tents is his first book.

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