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Thursday, August 29, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven STRATTON Concluded from p. 1 spaced throughout the trail in the event of bad weather. Had rough going getting use to their equipment. First night camping was the worst, Rick nearly froze and nei- Three-sided shelters lo- White blazes mark the cated along the trail, trail for hikers. ther got much sleep. It was 41 degrees and windjfi colder than average for this time of the year in Georgia. The trail is marked with white blazes that mark the trail and provide direction tO hikers. Rick and Kasey filtered all their water to avoid get- ting giardia. The Sawyer water filter was used to clean the water taken from streams and creeks along the trail. They packed enough food to last four to seven days. Once a week they leave the trail to go into a nearby town and resupply. They estimate burning 3,000 calories a day. Their diet will consist of dehydrated food, tuna, peanut butter, power bars, ramen noodles, oatmeal, granola, nuts, cheese and salami. Kasey also brought along Starbucks instant coffee. Other concerns were keeping the bears away. They" hung their food bags in trees so the bears Won't be able to reach them. Blood Mountain in Georgia, elevation 4,450, was es- pecially tough due to the elevation. Trail Magic, unexpected acts of kindness along the Appalachian Trail, included a church group set up and serving hot dogs and other food free for the hikers. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 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Kasey on the trail stated, "I dort't feel like I've been out here long enough to impart any words of wis- dom, we're still "new," still very much learning from everyone around us. We are taking it day by day and each has its highs and lows. We have learned how wonderful trail magic (unexpected acts of kindness on the trail) can be, also the ca- maraderie with other hik- ers. After a long, tough day it is comforting to camp near familiar faces, knowing that we all shared in that experience. Sharing experiences and sharing the same goal-a huge goal, a dream really, is incredible, unique and rare." Kasey hanging backpacks from trees to keep the bears from eating the food in them. Photos sub- mitted. . Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! Jean Baptiste le Moyne, Sieur de Bienvllle traveled down the Mississippi River establishing six new citiea for France, including the city that grew to become known as New Orleans, 1010 Sunset Dr.. Hwy. 28 Norwalk, IA 50211 (515) 9814522 like us on Facebook at WATCH DOGS - Norwalk i Activities at the NORWALK LIBRARY 1051 .North Ax, e. 981-0217 Monday, Sept. 2 Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day. Tuesday, Sept. 3 Pre-School Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m. For 3-6 year- olds, join us for stories, finger plays, songs and flannel boards! Parents, expect some interaction with your little ones and helpful tips on early literacy skills you can use at home. This storytime is also a good fit for parents attending with several children and for daycare groups. Wednesday, Sept. 4 Take a Break, 10-11 a.m. Join us on Wednesdays for this adult/youth collaborative program. Drop by and talk with other adults while your kids participate in age- appropriate literacy centers or activities. Working with the Adult Services Coordinator, participants will choose how this group works (for example, whether to start a book club, work on curriculum design, explore the li- brary collection and preview new library materials, etc.). Ideal for home-schooled families or anyone with chil- dren in their care! Cooking Night, 6:30--8 p.m. Join us for tasting, ex- changing recipes and cookbooks and exploring re- sources for eating and entertaining. Guest speakers, programs and morel Tonight, we'll be enjoying ethnic and soul food. Bring a favorite recipe from another cul- ture or your family's own! Thursday, Sept. 5 Toddter Time, 10:30-11 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years, join us for stories, finger plays, songs and flannel boards! Parents: expect lots of interaction with your little ones and some helpful tips on early literacy skills you can use at home. Sampler Book Club, 6-8 p.m. Participants meet two Thursday evenings every other month to discuss popu- lar books in different genres. A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY New challenge connects youth and adults to improve wellness Live Healthy Iowa is excited to announce an addi- tion to their 2013 challenge lineup. The Healthy Fami- lies Challenge brings together youth and adults in a fun challenge as they learn about making healthy choices and being active. The new six-week challenge begins September 23. Register your family now at www.live healthyiowa.org. The Healthy Families Challenge encourages up to 10 household residents, including at least one adult and one child, to compete in weekly challenges focused on nutrition and physical activity habits. 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