THIS WEEK IN SEPTEMBER

  1. Thursday Oct 19 APPALACHIAN TRAIL HIKER TALKS ABOUT THE JOURNEY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19; 7 PM Long time hiker JEFF ALT will discuss his book A Walk for Sunshine: A 2,160 Mile Expedition for Charity on the Appalachian Trail (20th Anniversary Edition). Follow him along the iconic trail and learn of...
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APPALACHIAN TRAIL HIKER TALKS ABOUT THE JOURNEY

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19; 7 PM

Long time hiker JEFF ALT will discuss his book A Walk for Sunshine: A 2,160 Mile Expedition for Charity on the Appalachian Trail (20th Anniversary Edition). Follow him along the iconic trail and learn of his humorous and sometimes frightening adventures with bears, bugs, blisters, captivating characters, skink bed mates, and his most unusual food cravings. He plunged forward through freezing temperatures, driving rain, blinding snow, but often sunny skies, constantly buoyed by the knowledge that his walk was dedicated to his brother who has cerebral palsy and lives in a Sunshine Community. Through his hiking ventures, he has raised over $500,000 for people with disabilities. BEAUFORT BOOKS

Come meet this experienced hiker, especially if you have been hankering to walk the Appalachian Trail, or at least part of it. He can give you lots of tips.

Jeff Alt has been featured on radio, television, and in print, including USA Today, US News & World Report, Fitness RX for Men, Backpacker Magazine, Shape, Women’s Health, ESPN, CNN-Radio, Hallmark Channel, Discovery Channel.com, and many more.

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