“Not just stewards of this strip of land that runs through Norwich and Hanover, they are a caring community dedicated to creating the A.T. experience for others, whether they are through hikers trekking the whole length, section hikers tackling a section of the trail, or day hikers out for recreation.”
Hanover was featured in the latest issue of A.T. Journeys. Click here to read about the amazing volunteer efforts going on there!
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Co-sponsored by Howe Library, the Hanover Friends of the Appalachian Trail, and the Norwich Friends of the Appalachian Trail
“Trail angels” are a part of the Appalachian Trail experience for many hikers. They offer snacks, provide rides, and take hikers into their homes. Gregory Cook has been a trail angel for three years, hosting 260 hikers to date. He will talk about being a trail angel and share stories of the remarkable people he’s encountered at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29. This talk is co-sponsored by Howe Library, the Hanover Friends of the Appalachian Trail, and the Norwich Friends of the Appalachian Trail.
Gregory Cook, MSW, lives in Wilder, Vermont and has been a social worker at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for thirty-eight years. In addition to having been an Appalachian Trail “Trail Angel” since 2011, Mr. Cook is a property monitor for the Upper Valley Land Trust. He is an avid hiker and a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Four Thousand Footer Club.
Date: April 29, 2014
The Norwich screening is sponsored by the Green Mountain Club, whose staff and volunteers maintain the Appalachian Trail throughout Vermont, including here in the Upper Valley. GMC, founder of Vermont’s Long Trail in 1910, also maintains the Long Trail System’s 272 miles of main trail 175 miles of side trails, almost 70 shelters, and a new trail in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.
Reviews of The Climb to Katahdin:
Joshua Meeks, News Producer at Baton Rouge’s WAFB, says “The Climb to Katahdin is a compelling story of a young couple taking their longest journey together. Incredible visuals of the stunning Appalachian Trail drive this documentary about perseverance, friendship, and the bond of the trail. Insightful, honest, and inspirational is the story of Coltin, Lindsay, and their four-legged companion, Chaser as they tackle the 6-month journey north. While the subject of the Appalachian Trail is certainly nothing new, the Climb to Katahdin offers a vibrantly fresh take on the adventure through America.”
“The honesty of the film makes it a true ambassador to the hiking community and a must-see for anyone who has ever contemplated hiking the A.T. or any other major trail.” Brandi “Styx” Bowers, A.T. Thruhiker- Class of 2012
Event: “The Climb to Katahdin” film screening
Sponsored by: Green Mountain Club
Date: Wed. Nov. 6, 2013
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: Marion Cross School, Norwich VT – Multipurpose room (front entrance)
Parking: On all 3 sides of the Norwich Green/school playground
For information about the November 6 film screening, contact:
Lizann Peyton, firstname.lastname@example.org, (802) 737-3544
For information about the film, contact:
Coltin Calloway, email@example.com, (225) 964-4141
For information about the Green Mountain Club, contact:
Dave Hardy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a link to the digital copy of the poster for you to share electronically with others or print out:
Howe Library in Hanover, NH is seeking photos of AT hikers who visited Hanover. They will be posted on the large AT map that features many photos of other hikers. This is part of the AT-appreciation initiative. Please send a photo to email@example.com. Comments are also welcomed and will be posted with the photos. Howe Library users greatly enjoy seeing these wonderful pictures!