Oops50: A Shot at Haiku While ThruHiking the Appalachian Trail

Me and Cheryl

My name is Peggy and I’m writing to ask you to help support my friend on an adventure. Cheryl (trail name “Clinker”), will fulfill a dream to hike the entire Appalachian Trail beginning on her 63rd birthday, April 5, 2013. I know you don’t know her, but Cheryl is an inspiration in so many ways to so many women.

Not only will she be hiking the Appalachian Trail keeping to ultra-light backpacking guidelines, but she also plans on photographing her journey and writing haiku to accompany the photographs.

The Appalachian Trail

When she returns, she will be hosted by the National Center for Nature Photography for an exhibit of her work.  She also plans on using the images and her journaling to make presentations to others, especially other women, on ultra-light guidelines.

She’s using the crowd-funding site Kickstarter to help with the expenses for this creative pursuit and I’m asking you to help by contributing as much or as little as you feel by December 17th.



Here is the link to find out more:


Thank you for your support!






About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

3 thoughts on “Oops50: A Shot at Haiku While ThruHiking the Appalachian Trail

  1. Thanks Oops 50! I appreciate having your support. I didn’t start backpacking solo until I was 50. That was also the first year for my first triathlon. Now, nearly 13 years later I will head out on this long trek of 2187 miles along the Appalachian Trail.
    I have learned alot about ultralight backpacking and hope to capture my experience with photography and haiku. Then, when I return I will share all of this through an exhibit and presentations. Can I inspire some of you that are a little scared to follow that nagging nudge of adventure? I hope so. You can follow me at: http://www.trailjournals.com/clinker
    Clinker is my trail name. If you read the essay I wrote for LLBean (referred to in my first trail journal post), you will see why I selected Clinker.
    Thank you…and don’t be shy about leaving a comment for me on trailjournals.

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