Jim Klumpp, Triple Crown Hiker, at Weston Public Library March 9


Okay, so there are hikers like me who set off through the Weston woods for an hour or so every day, and then there are HIKERS like Jim Klumpp who are like “wow, I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2014 and the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018 but that is JUST NOT ENOUGH and I must go spend 135 days walking the Continental Divide from Mexico to Canada. Why? Because it’s there, people.”

Actually I don’t know why he did it but I’ve done some investigating of Mr. Klumpp and have discovered that he is a native of our frenemy Wayland to the west, and now lives in the home of the Lions or Tigers (depends on Newton North or South) and thru-hikes to the Weston Public Library to split the difference.

Jim will be here in Weston on March 9 from 7-8 pm at the Community Room of the Weston Public Library. He will tell us about his adventures, hopefully some fun and skeery animal encounters and how exactly he did laundry for 4-5 months. Did he bring soap? Did he have to resort to eating bugs? What was his favorite spot? What’s next? I hear there is a nice trail in South America that takes maybe a year so that could be it. If you want to get a sneak preview of his online journal, you can find it here: https://www.trailjournals.com/slim2022.

The Weston Public Library is located at 87 School Street. No advance registration required. Bring your own bugs to snack.

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