At 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, Sweet Briar College’s naturalist-in-residence, Mike Hayslett will present, “Mountaintop Summer: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail.” The lecture, including photographs taken last summer when Hayslett and his teenage son, Corbin, hiked the Appalachian Trail, will be held in Heuer Auditorium at Guion Science Center.
Hayslett and Corbin hiked the 550-mile Virginia section of the AT, spending 76 days on the trail. The talk will focus on the people, places, flora and fauna they encountered along the way. During the lecture, Hayslett will talk about their experiences and Corbin — who earned the trail moniker “Banjo Boy” during the trip — will play old-time music on the banjo.
The public is invited and admission is free. The event is being held in conjunction with Earth Day and is co-sponsored by SWEBOP, Amherst County Recreation and Parks Department and the Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club. For more information, contact Dave Pfeiffer at (434) 946-9371.