EATON — Author Paul Stutzman will speak at the Eaton Branch of the Preble County District Library on Saturday, June 25, at 2 p.m.
After losing his wife to cancer, Stutzman sensed a tug on his heart and a call to pursue a dream. He left his job, traveled to Georgia and took his first steps on the 2,176-mile Appalachian Trail.
After completing the trek, which took four and a half months, Stutzman wrote Hiking Through: One Man’s Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail.
In the summer of 2010, he heeded the call to adventure and pedaled his bicycle 5,000 miles across America. His experience is recorded in his book Biking Across America: My Coast-to-Coast Adventure and the People I Met Along the Way.
Stutzman has documented several more adventures and published many more books. He will be speaking about his experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail and other adventures this special appearance in Eaton on Saturday, June 25, at 2 p.m.