Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Maine Women Planning a Thru-hike

Don Perkins wrote an article in the 10 January 2012 Portland Press Herald under the headline "Don Perkins: Reconnecting to thru-hike A.T."

The gist of the story is that when Sue Twombley, of Gorham, ME decided to thru-hike this coming season, she hooked up with a friend from middle school, Denise Scales of Scarborough, through Facebook. Okay, maybe not too newsworthy to a lot of people reading this blog, but what if I add that both women have grandchildren and middle school was 35 years ago?

The pair has been training for 6 months, and plans to leave for Georgia in 6 weeks. (Remember when thru-hikes didn't start until Spring?) Their sendoff party is at the Stockhouse Restaurant in Westbrook on 4 February.

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