Hiking the Appalachian Trail
by Sarah Gothe
3:00 pm North Tent (near totem pole by playground)
Sarah will share specific stories and experiences--including the legendary "trail angels"--from the 1,600 miles total that she has hiked in two separate adventures on the Appalachian Trail. She has only 300 miles to go! Believing that this famous and incredibly beautiful hike is within many people's grasp--and wanting others to have a similar positive experience--she will discuss how others can make possible what previously seemed impossible. Other area adventurers who have hiked the trail or who have even remotely considered it are encouraged to attend. This talk will bring together festival themes of wellness, nature, and more.
A native of Laporte, Indiana, Sarah currently works on Brambleberry Farm, a beautiful homestead, family farm outside Paoli. Brambleberry Farm is a small permaculture-based nursery and market farm that also sells fruit, nut, and berry plants, by appointment only. They also offer consulting services and educational tours of the farm and their strawbale home.