Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Sam Ducharme!

Tuesday, 6/4/19 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Registration is required!

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Join the Athol Public Library at 568 Main Street, Athol, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., when we welcome Sam Ducharme for his slide presentation and talk, Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Sam Ducharme!

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 people, culture, and humanity.

Come join him as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry. The images and stories will leave you with 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. Sam will also be selling copies of his new book, Sole Searching on the Appalachian Trail.

Sam Ducharme is a retired K9 Officer and is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. 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 positive recharge resulted in a life changing journey.

This library program is free and open to the public. Due to popularity of programs, registration is required. Please call the library to sign up at 978-249-9515. Funding for this program is generously supplied by the Friends of the Athol Public Library.