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Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail: A Talk by Sam Ducharme

Tuesday October 16, 2018
6:30 PM until 8:30 PM


"Not all those who wander are lost..."

Those who attend this program will be treated to a modern day adventure.  Sam Ducharme set out on a 2180-mile, 14-state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin, Maine.   During his six-month journey he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains,, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest.  Come join him to hear "Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail, " as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry.  The images and stories will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people.  See his gear, how he cooked, and hear what it is like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons.   You will also hear how Sam returned to the trail the following year, connecting with aspiring Thru Hikers, paying it forward, and his return to the summit of Katahdin one year later. 

Mr. Ducharme is a retired K9 Officer and is a lifelong resident of Connecticut.  He has two adult sons, both serving in the United States Air Force.  As an avid outdoorsman, and finding the empty-nest, Sam decided to buy a backpack and a plane ticket to Georgia.  From there, he started walking north.  With no prior backpacking experience, he learned on the trail.  Gear, trail nutrition, enduring the elements, and the logistics involved in a long distance backpacking trip were hard lessons.  After 20 years working within Connecticut's prisons, the search for a postiive recharge resulted in a life changing journey.   If you enjoy hiking and the outdoors, please do not miss this fascinating talk!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.


Location: Keys Community Room
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