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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!