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Women To Share Appalachian Trail Adventure In Greenwich Talk

The Greenwich Land Trust will host a talk by two friends who hiked the Appalachian Trail.
The Greenwich Land Trust will host a talk by two friends who hiked the Appalachian Trail. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- There will be a presentation and Q&A of "Our Sides of the Mountains" from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5 at the Greenwich Land Trust Conservation Center, 370 Round Hill Road, Greenwich.

Two young women will tell the story of their 2005 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike. It took 2,174 miles, 243 days and four seasons.

Best friends and recent college graduates Julie Cerny and Angie Eddy Hartofilis set out March 2, 2005 from Springer Mountain in Georgia on their journey.

The hiking pair endured many ups and downs. They burned copious amounts of energy walking day (and night) with a heavy pack, sore feet and sharing a 2.5-foot-wide tent.

A 30-minute slideshow will detail tales of gear, mail drops, physical and mental challenges, strategies to keep themselves entertained, trail angels, people encounters and how their friendship evolved throughout the journey.

Questions are welcome and they will be available after for anyone seeking more information. The cost is $10 per person. Space is limited.

For more information, call (203) 629-2151 or click here.

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