Appalachian Trail hiker to visit Bay Village Branch Library

Berea resident Bob Grau saw a Ken Burns documentary segment about the Appalachian Trail in 2009 and was so impressed by it that he became determined to make the 2,182-mile trek through 14 states from Georgia to Maine over 270 mountains.

In March 2011 he began his journey and has now written a book of his experiences during the hike, which less than 25 percent of aspiring thru-hikers are actually successful in completing. Even more remarkable was that Bob was undeterred by a broken ankle during the last 380 miles of the trip. He has many stories of how he met many interesting people along the way and of the various rock formations on the trail making passage somewhat difficult.

Join us at the Bay Village Branch Library on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. to hear about it all! A book sale and signing will follow the presentation. Registration is requested by calling Dwyer Memorial Senior Center, 440-835-6565, or the Bay Village Branch Library, 440-871-6392, or online at

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch.

Barb Isaacs

Head of the Adult Department at the Bay Village Library.

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