Gwen

Thru-hiking the AT has been my dream since joining a backpacking club when I was in my early teens. I hope to make it a reality in 2020 as I celebrate turning 50. I come from a small town in PA where I live with my husband Thomas, Border Collie Mika, and 2 cats, Red and Mikey. After surviving 2 nearly deadly accidents, I am lucky and grateful to have the opportunity and physical ability to attempt this adventure.

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The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

OK. Anyone else feeling emotional about having to chuck your dreams, planning, finances, etc., into the wind this year? Yeah, me either. (LIES LIES

Apr 8, 2020 : Gwen
“You’re Not Going By Yourself Are You?” Says Everyone to the Female Solo Thru-Hiker

“You’re Not Going By Yourself Are You?” Says Everyone to the Female Solo Thru-Hiker

As a gonna-be female solo thru-hiker, I get this question on a daily basis.  My answer is the same every time; with a big grin, I confidently say,

Dec 17, 2019 : Gwen
Training for the Trail: PT for the AT

Training for the Trail: PT for the AT

The Physical Therapist as the Patient Using my skills as a PT, I am preparing to thru-hike the AT in 2020.  I have  the benefit of being both the

Oct 24, 2019 : Gwen