Monday, March 16, 2009

Appalachian Trail - Here Comes Deb


Today my friend Debbie, leaves Michigan for Georgia where she begins her journey on the Appalachian Trail. This is a picture of Deb taken on 2/1/09, while training at a local nature center. If you'd like to follow along on her journey, check out Deb's trail journal link here.

The trail is 2178 miles long, begins in Georgia and ends in Maine. The trail touches 14 states and takes approximately 5 million footsteps to traverse. It will take roughly six months to travel the length of it. It is an incredible undertaking. Deb has done many totally awesome things, like climb Mt. Annapurna,(10th highest mountain in the world) in Nepal, so there's no doubt in my mind, she's going to do well on this journey of a lifetime.

My oldest daughter, Amanda was in Deb's Explorer group when she was still in high school and she went on a few back packing trips with the co-ed teen group under Debbie's leadership. It would be so neat if she could join her and walk the last few miles of the trail with her. The trail ends in Maine, right near where Amanda lives. How convenient!

Good Luck Deb! I can't wait to see the photographs you take and hear the many stories you'll have to tell.

Map of the Appalachian Trail here.

1 comment:

rhemashope said...

Wow, that's amazing. Deb looks like the kind of person who does not let anything hold her back. I had a friend in college who hiked the Appalachian Trail - it was, of course, an incredible experience for her.