Posts Tagged ‘Liz-Thomas’

Exhilarated by my own human power

By: Liz Thomas, American Hiking Society Ambassador When I was a freshmen in high school, I wrote an essay about my first time mowing a lawn. It seems like a silly topic to write an essay about, but ever since I can remember, I had thought of mowing a lawn as a tough guy thing…

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#HikingMakesMe – Liz Thomas

American Hiking Society Ambassador, Liz Thomas, responds to our #HikingMakesMe interview.  My name is Liz Thomas, but my friends call me Snorkel because that is my trail name. When I go on a hike, I never leave home without my Altra shoes, Darn Tough socks, and Sawyer Mini filter. My favorite book(s) are the Harry…

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Hiking the Unfinished Trail

Hike 3,100 miles from Canada to Mexico along the grizzly-bear infested Continental Divide Trail? No way. The few hikers I met who had walked the Divide called it a “trail in flux.” Sections are built or changed so frequently that most USGS maps don’t bother labeling it. This is why CDT guidebooks warn would-be hikers they should…

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Women Going the Distance

When I was 18, I announced to my parents that I wanted to hike 2,000 miles along the Appalachian Mountains. My parents thought I was crazy and couldn’t understand why a girl from California suburbia would fly cross-country to spend months in the woods alone. For years, I consoled my parents by explaining my plans and practicing skills necessary…

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