Sam Ducharme to share experience of hiking the Appalachian Trail

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Sam Ducharme to share experience of hiking the Appalachian Trail

Learn about Mr. Ducharme’s six-month journey at Milton Public Library

There will be an informative and exciting talk by Sam Ducharme, who will treat us to a modern day adventure! The program will be held on Tuesday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m. and is called “Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail.” Mr. Ducharme will tell us all about his six-month journey on a 2180-mile, 14-state backpacking trip from Spring Mountain, GA to Mt. Katahdin, ME. During this 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 as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry. See his gear, how he cooked, and hear what it is like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons. Sam is a retired K9 officer and a lifelong resident of Connecticut. As an avid outdoorsman and after his children were grown, he decided to buy a backpack and a plane ticket to Georgia and started walking north. He had no prior backpacking experience and learned on the trail. If you like adventure stories, do not miss this one!

About these programs:

All of these programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, they will be held in the lower level Keys Community Room, and the Milton Public Library is located at 476 Canton Avenue. For more information, contact Jean Hlady, Head of Reference, at 617-698-5757, x. 3 or check events at our website:

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