Albert Wisner Public Library presents trail ethics

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:16

    WARWICK-If you are a hiker, backpacker or just love to wander the trails that crisscross the Hudson Valley the library is offering a program for you. On Wednesday Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. the Albert Wisner Public Library will present "Hit the Trail: the Right Gear and Leave no Trace Ethics" with Tony Russo. Tony Russo is a New York State Licensed Guide and a member of the NYS Outdoor Guides Association. He is a member of the Adirondack Mountain Club and the Hudson River Trail Association, the New York/ New Jersey Trail Conference and also the Leave-No-Trace organization and the Catskill 3500 Club. Aside from a career as an Environmental Consultant, Russo has been hiking, canoeing, kayaking and backpacking for more that 30 years. He will offer suggestions for choosing the right gear for the outdoors and he will discuss techniques that hikers can use to reduce evidence of their presence on the trail to retain the natural beauty. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register, call 986-1047. This event is part of the "One Town One Book," the third annual town wide reading project sponsored by the three libraries located in Warwick Township n Albert Wisner Public Library, Florida Public Library and Greenwood Lake Public Library. The book this year is A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson. Published 1998 this is a personal memoir of the author's "thru-hike" of the Appalachian Trail and a delightful, often laugh out loud chronicle of the experiences and people he meets along the trail. This book was chosen in part because the Appalachian Trail crosses through Warwick Township and there is great enthusiasm for the outdoors in the community.