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The Insiders: Ease back into things with a walk along the Appalachian Trail

We know you’re probably digging your way out of a barbecue-induced food coma (at least you should be). So we’ll ease you back into things this week with a laid-back event or two for your Wednesday. So who’s ready for some skydiving lessons! Just kidding, that seems kind of terrifying. So what do you say to a trek along the Appalachian Trail? The best news is the only actual trek you need to take is to the Concord Public Library, where author Jennifer Pharr Davis (is that a hiking pun as a middle name?) will appear to recount her record-breaking Appalachian Trail journey at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

Davis is a three-time thru-hiker of the Appalachian Trail and was named 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year (we came in 4,328th. Again.) Her book, Called Again, is a chronicle of her 2011 trip that broke records as she completed the trail in 46 days (it took us 4,328.) You can imagine the kind of stories one would accumulate while completing that sort of personal journey. Apparently more than enough to fill a book! So stop over at the library and hear some of the coolest tales from an adventure described on the library website as an “inspiring story of adventure, hardship, pain and triumph.” That’s pretty much all of the feelings.

(Email the Insiders at theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

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