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“It’s official,” I told my friend on the phone as I stepped outside and braced against the cold. “I just blew up my life.”The day was January 6, 2019, and my words felt appropriately dramatic. That morning I’d told my boss I was leaving a great job of 12 years to go hike the Appalachian Trail.
As in thru-hike: 2200 miles from Georgia to Maine.
When you blow up your life, one hopes it’s in order to build back something new. ...
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n today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek we are joined by legendary PCT trail angel, Donna, L-Rod Saufley of Hiker Heaven. Donna comes by her trail name, L-Rod, short for lightning rod, very honestly. She’s exceptionally outspoken, a ball of energy, and has a deep passion for the Pacific Crest Trail and its community. We hear all about her time serving as a trail angel to PCT hikers for more than two decades. ...
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