Sunday, January 08, 2012

9/11 Survivor Plans Thru-Hike

The Gannett newspaper chain's website (as in "lower Hudson") carries an article headlined "Grand View woman to walk Appalachian Trail to inspire kindness" that's dated 8 January 2012.

The lead does a good job of setting up the story:
Christine Baker plans to walk the entire Appalachian Trail next summer, and part of the reason why is because she overslept by 15 minutes on Sept. 11, 2001, and thus missed being in the World Trade Center at the time it was attacked.

Instead of buying her coffee at the base of a tower on her way to her public relations job, Baker stood at the ferry terminal in Weehawken, N.J., and watched as the first tower burned.
Then the story goes on to explain that Baker is planning a southbound hike with her dog beginning in June. Furthermore,
She is asking that people dedicate a mile in honor of those who inspire them on the organization’s website, There is no charge to do so, but the person is asked to commit a random act of kindness for someone else.
(Hint: turn the volume down on your speakers before clicking on the website link)

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