What’s Mappy Hour, you ask? Mappy Hour is a happy hour for city dwellers who love the outdoors. Want to learn how to kayak? You’re sure to meet someone who’s out on the water every weekend. Planning your first backpacking trip? There’s definitely someone drinking a beer next to you who’s hiked the AT.
Tonight’s featured speaker is expedition photographer and writer Joel Caldwell: Joel is one of the pioneers of bikepacking, and has done multiple extended expeditions through Kyrgyzstan, Tibet, and the US. He’s ridden his bike through some of the most remote places on earth, and has always taken photos of the people and culture around the areas he rides. He ties that in with his conservation efforts, as well as his professional photography.