Are you a hiker or car camper who is curious about backpacking? Think it sounds intimidating, or that it only includes thousand mile hikes like Cheryl Strayed's journey in Wild? Think again! Join library staff member Lauren Gledhill as she recounts her experiences as a new backpacker, from weekend trips along the Appalachian Trail and in New York's Catskill Mountains, to a solo trek to complete Vermont's 273-mile Long Trail. She will discuss gear and trip planning, offer tips for life on the trail, share photos, and answer questions.