My Story – Why Do I Backpack?

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My story is meant for Women Hikers and Backpackers in the 40-50-60+ age range to inspire and motivate you to get out walking, hiking and backpacking. It all began over 20 years ago when I learned about long thru hikes. My dream became reality in 2019 when I hiked 800 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. I want to encourage and motivate women ‘of a certain age’ to get out there and enjoy all the wonders, beauty and challenges of hiking and backpacking.

Music is from CD ‘Now and Then” used by permission of Wood & Strings. The song is “Liberty.”

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PCT Seiad to Happy camp to Medford!

Decisions decisions Not sure what our next move is, but some fun and interesting things happened along the way due to the McKinney Fire

Etna to Seiad Valley

NOTE: Little did we know what was about to happen as we completed this 50 mile section that took us to Seiad Valley where we got a great breakfast and my next resupply box. Then a hitch to Happy Camp where we had a motel for a couple nights to recoup.

I can’t seem to get Home Free’s Sea Shanty song out of my head! I’m looking forward to their concert coming up in Anaheim September 13!

PCT Castle Craigs to Etna

First 100 miles of our 300 mile PCT section hike from Castle Craigs to Etna CA Special thanks to Debbie for contributing photos while my phone was out of order

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