|Hiking the Appalachian Trail: An Evening with Roger 'Hammer' Tetrault|
|Tuesday January 29, 2013|
|7:00 PM to 9:00 PM|
Johnson Meeting Rm
Roger 'Hammer' Tetreault 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.
With the support of his wife, Roger organized his adventure. There is much to do before you take that first step on the Trail. The weight that you carry will influence your hike and the comfort and enjoyment of the experience; the less weight the better. Roger says you start worrying about ounces, not pounds.
It took Roger 5.5 months to hike from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. He hiked from March 25 until September 7. During the hike he encountered temperatures ranging from 18° to 100° plus snow, lots of rain, deer, wild horses, wild long horned cattle, wild boar, mountain lions, bears, snakes, and many wonderful fellow thru-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. After the presentation, Roger will take questions and lead a discussion.