Join us to hear Barney Scout Mann as he tells the remarkable tale and photographs from Pete L. Parsons who was the first through hiker of the Continental Divide Trail in 1924. Scout, the author of several books and articles on the Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail and himself a "Triple Crowner," will enthrall you with Pete's story, photographs, and diaries of this early adventurer. The collection of Pete Parson's effects will be added to the Mazama's archive for further use and study. Barney Scout Mann is well respected in the hiking and mountaineering community having served on the boards of both the Pacific Crest Trail Association and the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, and now President of the Partnership for the National Trails System. Many members may also know Scout from his hosting of hundreds of hikers every spring at his own home in southern California as hikers start their quest of through hiking the PCT."