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.