Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hiking the Appalachian Trail Lecture




Roger “Hammer” Tetreault will speak at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00p.m. His topic is: Hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Roger Tetreault of Boxborough took the phrase “take a hike” literally when he decided to walk the 2,176.4 miles of the Appalachian Trail. A carpenter by trade, Roger is a backpacking and hiking enthusiast. After ten years of hiking the local terrain, he decided early in 2008 to hike the Appalachian Trail.

It took Roger 5.5 months to hike from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine, from March 25 until September 7. He encountered temperatures ranging from 18 degrees to 100 degrees, plus snow, lots of rain, deer, wild horses, wild long-horned cattle, wild boar, mountain lions, bears, snakes and many wonderful fellow through-hikers.

Roger has produced a presentation in which he chronicles the many sights and sounds of the Appalachian Trail. Roger made this presentation to show you just what it would be like to hike the Appalachian Trail. Join us at the Bridgewater Public Library, 15 South Street, to view Roger’s adventure. After the presentation, Roger will take questions and lead a discussion.

The program is free of charge and open to everyone. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library. For more information, contact Mary O’Connell at the library at 508-697-3331.

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