On April, 1, 2014, Drummond Woodsum attorney David M. Kallin began a thru-hike of the 2,185 mile Appalachian Trail with his family.
Mr. Kallin, whose law practice focuses on land conservation, land use and natural resource law said, "The Appalachian Trail has been a central path in both my family and professional life since my wife and I hiked from end to end in 2002." Kallin adds, "I look forward to the opportunity afforded by the next six months for the Appalachian Trail to become the central path that will guide our family growth as we forge even stronger relationships in the mountains."
To read more about the family adventure, please see the press release issued by the firm.
May 1, 2016, Canoeroots, "Are We there yet?". To read the blog post please click here.
September 22, 2015, The Dirt, the Land Trust Alliance's Blog included the Kallin's in the post "Why We Hike". To read the blog post please click here.
December 17, 2014, Kathy O'Brien, Senior Vice President - Public Relations from Jaffe wrote "New Year, New You: The Benefits of Trying Something New", where she covered the concept of blogging and business development and how Kallin was successful. To read the post please click here.
October 6, 2014, Inspire My Kids.com a blog dedicated to inspiration for kids included the Kallin's in the post "Not Your Average Summer Vacation! The Kallin Family Treks Across America". To read the blog post please click here.
September 29, 2014, The Appalachian Mountain Club and AMC Outdoors blog AMC Great Kids and Great Outdoors interviewed the family on their experience. To read the blog post please click here.
September 5, 2014, WCSH Channel 6 the NBC affiliate for Portland Maine covered the family's story. To watch the video please click here.
August 29, 2014, The Portland Press Herald covered family adventure in the article "Dresden Residents' ‘Thru-hike' of Appalachian Trail A Rare Family Affair: The Kallins, including Nathan, 9, and Maddy, 8, are set to complete the 2,160-mile Trek Monday – And Become Just The 16th Family with Young Children To Do So." To read the article please click here.
June 22, 2014, Today Parents included the Kallin's in the article "Parents Escape Everyday Life, Grow Closer to Kids With a Family Adventure". To read the article, please click here.
June 15, 2014, David and Emily Kallin were interviewed by NPR for a national story "More Than A Vacation: Family Hikes The Appalachian Trail". To read the transcript or listen to the audio recording please click here.
April 20, 2014, The Kallin Family thru-hike was featured in The Portland Press Herald in the article "Maine Family Hoping To Complete the Appalachian Trail: The Kallins of Dresden Would Be The 11th Family To ‘Thru-hike' The 2,185-Mile Route". To read the article, please click here.