Risa Fruchter

Hi! My names Risa. I'm an Israeli-American who always has her feet on one side of the globe and her heart on the other. I am an educator, a former combat soldier and a world traveler (trying to reach 30 countries by 30!). This May, I will be hiking over 2,000 miles on the AT with my dogs Kimbo and Sadie. My husband's still not sure when he agreed to this hike but promises to visit us on the trail with beer and dog treats! My first trail name was 'Dill'- think it will stick?

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Solo Hiking the Laurel Highlands

Solo Hiking the Laurel Highlands

By the end of summer, I had the hiking bug. We had spent one glorious week in Acadia National Park, hiking, swimming and picking huckleberries to our

Feb 23, 2020 : Risa Fruchter
The Man Who Taught Me to Love the Trail

The Man Who Taught Me to Love the Trail

My grandmother always tells this story And like all family stories, it was in Maine in Acadia, on the small house on Seal Cove Pond. The house that

Feb 8, 2020 : Risa Fruchter
I Was Named after a Pickle

I Was Named after a Pickle

I promise you, it’s not what you think. My first trail name was given to me while hiking the Appalachian Trail with an outdoors program sponsored

Jan 27, 2020 : Risa Fruchter