Wednesday, April 1, 6:30 pm
Marbletown Community Center
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 – trail name “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.
Lauralee Bliss is a two-time Appalachian Trail long distance hiker and current section hiker. She has completed other long distance trails including the Colorado Trail and most recently, the Florida Trail for a career total 10,000 hiking miles! She also served in our national parks, working along the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park. Lauralee chronicles her journeys in the Hiking Adventure series – Mountains, Madness and Miracles – 4000 Miles Along the Appalachian Trail and Gators, Guts and Glory – Adventures Along the Florida Trail which will be available for purchase. For more information and advice about hiking, visit Blissful Hiking