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Four Women Hiking Newfoundland’s Long Traverse

Posted May 09, 2014, at 6:08 p.m.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine

For more information: 234-2425; amcmaine.org/calendar/?filterregion=6&filteractivity=&filtercommittee=&filtertrips=Filter

Beth Smith of Searsport and three companions set out to hike The Long Traverse in Newfoundland. Map-and-compass skills are a must, since there is only an occasional cairn to suggest a trail along the route, and there are meandering caribou paths that tempt you away from your course.

Along the way the group tested their mettle in inclement weather, honed their map and compass skills, and shared the hilarity of melding the wills of four alpha women, all while avoiding the companionship of the local bear population and an unwanted helicopter rescue.

7:00 PM Wednesday May 21st at the Bangor Public Library

Free and open to the public

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