Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Older Couple Headed Off in March

The Charlotte Sun from Port Charlotte, FL reports on 26 February 2007, in an article by Susan E. Hoffman, assistant editor, and headlined "North Porters plan to trek Appalachian Trail; Wife will help guide blind husband" just what the headline says.

The couple in question are George and Carol Whitham of North Port, Florida. George has a number of medical issues that give his adopted trail name a real ring of truth: Borrowed Time. He's also 75 years old. Carol, somewhat understandably, is going by the trail name Guide Dog.

The report says they plan to start from Springer "in late March."

Follow their progress at www.trailjournals.com/guidedog/.

Hats off to you two!

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