Sam Ducharme is a 2,000-Miler! • Recognized by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in 2015

Sam Ducharme (Sam I Am)

Author of: Sole Searching
on the Appalachian Trail

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Sunday through Saturday as Scheduled
Presentations by Appointment


Read what excited audience members have said about Sam Ducharme's presentation on thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Book today to learn what thru-hiking the trail is like from someone who has completed the entire 2,190-mile hike.

"Hi Sam - Thank you so much for the presentation last night. It was great and I'll be happy to spread the word among other librarians. You probably aren't aware of how incredibly lucky we were to have a (bigger) room to move to. Thank you again, it was great."
— Katie B., Canton Public Library, Canton, CT

"I highly recommend Sam Ducharme and his presentation Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail. The program includes stories, beautiful photos, and even a display of much of the gear he used. Topically the program brought in an unusually large, for this library, audience (100+). Sam was easy to work with, entertaining, and educational, He totally engaged the audience - answering questions and being willing to 'Mingle' at the end of the program. Allow 2 hours (though attendees will be clamoring for more) and prepare for a crowd."
— Kathleen L., Manchester Public Library, Manchester, CT

"Sam - Thank you so much for visiting Harwinton last night to present your program on Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail. It was wonderful to have such a large and engaged audience. I feel like we barely scratched the surface of all the wonderful stories you could tell about your time on the trail, and I think our Audience would have stayed all night listening to more. This was an informative and inspiring program."
— Alice F., Harwinton Public Library, Harwinton, CT

"Hi Sam! I loved having you at The Whittemore Library! Everyone was so grateful that I booked you to present your Appalachian Trail program. A lot of the audience came up to me and thanked me before leaving. Your ability to connect with the audience is what makes your presentation so successful, you bring them with you and get them involved in your hike, and they become part of the experience. It is wonderful to see how you can take a room full of strangers and turn them into a lively enthusiastic group."
— Gina O., Whittemore Library, Naugatuck, CT

"Hi Sam - Thank you for coming out to Litchfield to share your inspiring story. Everyone absolutely loved it!! I think we may have to have you back again because I know there were many calls to try to get in after we were sold out (80)."
— Ann Marie W., Oliver White Library, Litchfield, CT