Press & Features

Did you see the front page of the press today?

Early this morning I was greeted by David Millard--the David Millard of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.  He waltzed into the shop, past my co-workers and shook my hand, happy to meet me.  He along with others who read the Press Enterprise had seen the article about my hike and decided to stop by.

The interview for the article took place earlier this month.  Gary Pang arrived at my house professional and wearing some nice shoes.  I invited him into the warmth, but then almost immediately asked him if he had other, more rugged, footwear in his car.  A pair of boots perhaps?

To my thrill he did.  I told him that if he felt comfortable, I felt that an interview such as this could only be done over a walk, and with my plans of where we might go, those shoes just wouldn't do.  He changed and we began a loop around our property through snow, leaves and over ice.  Gary was a great sport.  I think we both had fun.

Our local paper isn't available for online viewing, but I hope you get a chance to read Gary Pang's article.  If you contact me, I'll see what I can do to make a copy available to you legally.


Two of my stories were recently published in this collection:  Hiker's Stories from the Appalachian Trail.  You can find the ebook available online through this link.

Description from Amazon Website:
"Hikers of all types and backgrounds--thru-hikers and section hikers, northbounders and southbounders, new hikers and experienced backpackers--share their stories in this collection of highlights from twenty-one Appalachian Trail blogs. The excerpts here span the whole length of the trail and include stories of ice storms and tornados, accounts of trail magic and surprising generosity, encounters with snakes and other wildlife, descriptions of wilderness beauty, and hikers' musings on living life to the fullest. Together, they capture the trail experience through many different perspectives."

The book was compiled and published by Kathryn Fulton.


My friend Ledge wrote a book called "The Laughalachian Trail."   I am featured in his New York Section and loving referred to as "Lil' Quantum."  Excerpts of the book are  available online, and it is available for purchase on amazon.

One review from Amazon:
"If you have the guts, stamina & inclination, and nourish dreams of hiking on the Appalachian Trail...this book is for you! - it's also for those of us who don't.  The Laughalachian Trail is a hilarious tale of life on the A.T... Thru-hikers all acquire trailnames that supposedly reveal the bearer's true personality - as all names should...fanciful trailnames abound - like "Sphincter", Stay Put", "Dirt Crab" and "Lil' Quantum". Like migrating birds thru-hikers travel either south (SOBOS) or north (NOBOS) and just like birds they spend most of the migratory route at stop-overs practicing advanced trail-induced gluttony or just chewing the fat..."


  1. Hooray! this is so exciting!
    ---xoxo, L.
    Originally posted on February 2, 2010 5:19 PM

  2. Thank you Karrie for a wonderful experience and for letting me tag along. It was a fantastic!!! I met so many wonderful people along the trail. This never could have happened without you and your journey. You are an amazing woman and I am so thankful to have you in my life.
    --Your Trail Angel, Originally posted on February 6, 2010 3:32 PM