The Appalachian Trail: Where Does 2000 Miles Get You?

An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Bob Judd will talk about the Appalachian Trail as he experienced it over 133 days in 1973.

The Appalachian Trail experience has different meanings for different people – meanings as diverse as the people who hike it and as diverse as the natural areas that the trail traverses as it winds through the mountains from Georgia to Maine.

On March 9 at 7 pm, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim will host Dr. Bob Judd, who will present “The Appalachian Trail: Where Does 2000 Miles Get You?” Judd will speak about the trail as he experienced it over a period of 133 days in 1973, the trail as it is today, and the importance of the adventure.

In 1973, Judd did something very unusual. He took a six-month leave of absence from his pediatric residency in order to fulfill his dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail. In the years after that experience, hiking, backpacking, and camping have been an important part of his life. He has studied tracking with James Halfpenny and tracking and wilderness survival with Tom Brown. He currently resides in Ellison Bay, volunteering for the Newport Wilderness Society and the Door County Land Trust.

A reception will follow the presentation. A donation of $10 per person is suggested; those 17 years old and under are free. A portion of the money collected will be donated to the Newport Wilderness Society.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located at 10341 Highway 42 in Ephraim. For more information visit or call 920.854.7559.