The Rockland Public Library will present a slide-talk by Tom Jamrog on Hiking the Pacific Coast Trail on Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Last year, Tom Jamrog of Lincolnville spent five months backpacking the entire length of the 2,656-mile Pacific Crest Trail. Jamrog will talk about traveling across the highs and lows of California, Oregon, and Washington on this National Scenic Trail. Jamrog’s trek included 700 miles on the edge of the Mojave Desert, then ascending to the snowbound high point of the PCT on Forrester Pass, at more than 13,400 feet. Jamrog will highlight miles of desert travel, 20 feet of snow pack in the High Sierras, dangerous river fords, his four pairs of trashed shoes, and a diet that only a middle school boy would love. Slides, video clips and a display of ultralight backpacking gear will accompany his presentation.

Admission is free. Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice; call the library at 594-0310.