AUBURN — How did a mountain get the name Moose’s Bosom?

Why is another called Picked Chicken Hill?

And what’s up with Toenail Ridge?

Avid hiker Steve Pinkham will provide the informative, quirky and sometimes hilarious answers to these questions in a talk about his book, “Mountains of Maine,” at the Auburn Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Helpful sidebars about selected trails, towns and other points of interest will be included in the talk scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Pinkham has led many groups along the mountain trails of New England for some 30 years. A frequent public speaker, he holds an associate’s degree in outdoor recreation and a bachelor’s degree in communication. He has climbed the 100 highest peaks in New England, more than 100 mountains in Maine and estimates that he has trekked more than 3,000 miles during the past 30 years.

This event is free for all ages. The library is at 49 Spring St. For more information, call 333-6640, extension 5.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.