Mountains, Madness, and Miracles – 4000 Miles along the Appalachian Trail
April 4, 2020 –
The Appalachian Trail – a 2,190 mile wander of beauty, scenery, fellowship, and fun – but a journey of the unexpected that can quickly turn into hardship and even danger. Hiker “Blissful” and her teen son “Paul Bunyan” did not expect to get stranded in a barn for two days in terrible weather conditions. If this was not bad enough, looking at their supplies, there is not enough food to last them the night....
Come hear the conclusion of this and many other stories from a hiker who has accomplished the famous Appalachian Trail not once but twice, and in each direction. Lauralee Bliss “Blissful” will share 4000 miles of the trail in stories and pictures from her hikes. Her presentation will inspire you to reach for your hiking dream, whatever it may be. A book signing for her title “Mountains, Madness, and Miracles – 4000 Miles along the Appalachian Trail” will follow. Please call the library at 845-338-7881 to register.
Lauralee Bliss is a two-time Appalachian Trail long distance hiker (2007, 2010-2011) and has completed other long distance trails including the Colorado Trail and most recently, the Florida National Scenic Trail for a career 10,000 hiking miles. She is the author of several books on her hikes - “Mountains, Madness and Miracles – 4000 Miles Along the Appalachian Trail” and “Gators, Guts and Glory – Adventures Along the Florida Trail.”
We offer story times and other activities for children, teens, and adults, including a book discussion group. Check our program calendar or call the library at 845-338-7881.