9,000 Miles On a 2,200 Mile Trail

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Since 1989 Andy “Captain Blue” Niekamp has hiked 9,000 miles on the Appalachian Trail (AT), a continuous footpath that runs through 14 states from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Maine.  He has been awarded four “2,000 miler” certificates by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and is a Life Member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

He is one of a dozen people worldwide who has reported completing the entire AT four or more times.  He first became interested in backpacking in the Boy Scouts, took his first solo hike on the AT in 1989 and has section hiked the AT end-to-end over four times.  He finds each hike gets easier and more enjoyable.  During this presentation you will take a photo journey from Georgia to Maine on the AT and Andy will give advice about mail drops, shuttles, hitchhiking and hiker hostels. 

Program is free and open to all ages.  No registration is required. 

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