Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Two Pennsylvania Hikers Start Hiking

"Sentinel Morning Update: Two local women prepare for 8-month hike" is the title of the article by 'staff reports' in the 11 March 2008 Cumberlink website for The Carlisle Sentinel newspaper from Pennsylvania. It relays the informaiton that Carolyn Banjak of Gardners, PA and with her friend Betsy Graham of Boiling Springs, PA are starting a planned Appalachian Trail thru-hike on Friday, 14 March.

The whole article appears on the Carlisle Sentinel's website under the title "Packing for a long walk; Women follow family’s footsteps down the Appalachian Trail" and the byline Naomi Creason, also on 11 March 2008. They're planning a flip-flop: GA-PA and ME-PA.

The 60-year-old Banjak has been dehydrating food to be sent to her. And it sounds like the pair are planning on taking it slowly, as they have prepared "enough for seven months."
"Banjak and Graham hope to make it back home by the end of October, though Banjak admitted it might be more like a Thanksgiving or Christmas end for them."
Good luck, and 'happy trails'!

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