Retired teacher publishes book

Submitted Photo Susan Cobb has recently published a book which is now available at

Retired Fredonia teacher and author, Susan Cobb, has recently published her new book, “Quest: A Guide To Backpacking With Teens,” which is now available on

The book tells the story of Fredonia’s model backpacking program beginning with Atlantis in the 1970s and continuing through 30 years of Quest adventures. It also provides a template for other schools and communities to create their own volunteer driven outdoor adventure programs.

In recent years, Fredonia has partnered with Brocton, Silver Creek and Cassadaga Valley to provide backpacking opportunities to their eighth graders.

Filled with practical advice and amusing anecdotes drawn from adventures with novice eighth-grade backpackers, the book chronicles the fun and pride teens experience as they complete a 50-mile trek.

A book launch party for “Quest: A Guide To Backpacking With Teens,” will be held on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fredonia Middle School cafeteria. Expedition leaders Sue and Steve Cobb will be on hand to greet guests and the author will sign books. The public is welcome to attend.