Friday, February 29, 2008

Alice Señeres Hits the Trail in Georgia

Prospective thru-hiker Alice Señeres of Hamilton, N.J. is profiled in Patrick Berkery's article "Bittersweet trails" in the 28 February 2008

Some people do their hike after graduating, but this hiker was in the middle of a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Rutgers.
"Señeres and her husband Wright were expecting their first child to arrive in September 2007. But last March, Señeres suffered a miscarriage. While waiting in the hospital for a doctor to return with the bad news they were already anticipating, Alice said to Wright, 'If we lose this baby, I’m quitting school and hiking the Appalachian Trail.'"
She has an online journal, trail name Bananas.

1 comment:

B. Nicholson said...

There are many reasons people hike the AT. We do it for our amusement, our health, perhaps to avoid flatland diversions, to forget, to look inward or even to cast our gazes outward at long last. Springer fever! Just be sure to pack all the water you can at the footbridged, the rest of the way to Springer on the approach trail is dry.