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The Appalachian Trail: Where Does 2000 Miles Get You?

Bob Judd

Friday, March 9 — 7 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

In 1973, UU Friend Dr. Bob Judd did something very unusual. He took a six-month leave of absence from his Pediatric Residency in order to fulfill his dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail. In the years after that experience, hiking, backpacking, and camping have been an important part of his life. He has studied tracking with James Halfpenny, and tracking and wilderness survival with Tom Brown. He currently resides in Ellison Bay, volunteering for the Newport Wilderness Society and the Door County Land Trust.

The Appalachian Trail experience has different meanings for different people, meanings as diverse as the people who walk or maintain it, and as diverse as the natural areas that the trail traverses as it winds through the mountains from Georgia to Maine. In keeping with the UU  Seventh Principle – Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part – Bob will talk about the Trail as he experienced it over a period of 133 days in 1973, the Trail as it is today, and the importance of having such a path in our lives.

Suggested donation: $10 Adults — Under 17 Free

A portion of the money collected will be donated by Dr. Judd to the Newport Wilderness Society.

A reception will follow the presentation.