Author Sandy Stott presents ‘Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains’ Wednesday April 29, 6:30 author meet and greet, 7:00 Friends meeting & presentation. A sudden storm, a forgotten headlamp, and a leisurely hike turns into a treacherous endeavor for those who hike the White Mountains. In the past decade, inexpensive but sophisticated navigation devices and mobile phones have led to alarming levels of overconfidence on the trail. Adding to this worrisome trend, the increasing popularity of ventures into mountainous terrain has led hikers seeking solitude – or an adrenaline rush- into increasingly remote or risky forays. Join Sandy Stott, the editor of the 'Accidents' section of Appalachian Club’s journal ‘Appalachia’, to hear about the steadfast Search and Rescuers who help save countless lives every year. Free and open to the public.