Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail with Sam Ducharme
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March 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
From March to September of 2015, Sam Ducharme made a 2,180-mile, fourteen-state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Mt. Katahdin, Maine. During this six-month journey, he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people and culture–humanity at its finest. Come join him as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry. The images and stories will inspire a sense of awe for our country, its beauty and its people.
Sam Ducharme is a retired K9 Officer and is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. As an avid outdoorsman, and finding the empty-nest, Sam decided to buy a backpack and a plane ticket to Georgia. 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 that he’ll share. After 20 years working within Connecticut’s prisons, the search for a positive recharge resulted in a life changing journey.