A series of “Love to Hike” interviews is coming soon to inspire you to get outdoors, and I’m calling on my inspirational friends – like Nimblewill Nomad – to inspire you.
Interviews with hikers, cyclists, gear manufacturers, outfitters, and others whose lives impact or are impacted by the outdoors.
Wild is a story of catharsis, of going to the woods to find yourself. Here is a growing collection of interviews with women who’ve learned from their wilderness experiences.
Amanda “Rainbow” Hus holds the thru-hiker record for most times walking the length of Florida on the Florida Trail. She didn’t discover hiking until later in life
The founder of Trail Dames, a national organization to empower female hikers, Anna Huthmaker took on the Appalachian Trail in 2003 despite her own self-doubts.
In her mid-fifties, Barbara “Nails” Quinn decided the best way to recharge her life was to find adventure on her own by taking a long walk in the woods.
On March 28, 2014, Stuart resident Elaine “Cadi” Cadigan Zumsteg began her Appalachian Trail thru-hike. After meeting “Hobo Nobo,” the ladies finished together on September 30.
Completing the Appalachian Trail on her own in 1996 earned Gail Johnson her trail name, Gutsy. She was the first woman to share her journal and journey online.
Judy “Heartfire” Gross headed to the AT in 2006 with plans to complete a thru-hike. A business idea she made reality is a hiker’s godsend for lightweight gear.
A successful writer and Triple Crown hiker, Karen Berger is the woman I looked up to as a role model for carving a career out of the outdoors one step at a time.
A long-time trail maintainer and hike leader, Lori “SwampTromper” Burris has encouraged many women in South Central Florida to take that first step into the wild.