Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

March 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Durham Public Library
7 Maple Ave
Durham, CT 06422

Sam Ducharme will give a presentation on his experience hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Without any prior backpacking experience, Sam Ducharme set out on a 2,180-mile, 14-state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Ga., to Mount Katahdin, Maine.

During his six-month journey, he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains. His presentation will highlight the trail towns he visited and the mountaintops he climbed through the backcountry. He will also give his audience a peek at the gear he wore, see how he learned to cook and hear about what it was like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons.

A life-long Connecticut resident, retired K9 Officer, avid outdoorsman and empty-nester, Ducharme learned how to survive on the trail after he bought a one-way ticket to Georgia and a backpack and started heading north.

Register online or by calling (860) 349-9544, ext. 1.

This program is sponsored by PALS: Friends of the Durham Public Library.