Norwalk Public Library
Five Million Steps: Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Wedneday April 30th, 2014
Bob (Buckeye Flash) Grau had no hiking experience or gear, when he decided to attempt to thru-hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, a distance of 2,181 miles. On his 170-day hike, he traversed 14 states and climbed 270 mountains. The trail is often steep, rocky, and extremely demanding. Less than 25% of aspiring thru-hikers are actually successful in completing the challenging nearly 2,200-mile trip. During the last 380 miles of very treacherous terrain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and in Maine, his determination was not deterred as he hiked with a broken ankle. After you hear his story and see his photos, you*ll have a real appreciation of his remarkable effort on his journey of hope!
Book Signing to be held after the program. Books will be available for purchase.
Light Refreshments Provided.
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Starting February 1st, 2014 our patrons will now have access to Zinio.
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