Peggy Daly-Masternak writes from Toledo, OH USA to support her Friend Cheryl…
I would like to introduce you to the creative venture of my friend, Cheryl McCormick, in her upcoming project to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in the eastern US states (14 states in all!) over the course of six months, give or take, beginning on her 63rd birthday, April 5, 2013. I googled women +backpacking +blog and found my way to your site. I enjoy what you are doing, sending such powerful messages to women.
When I read your About page, I was especially interested in your statement: “I am a passionate networker–I love putting people and ideas and information together..This Women Travel the World Blog is another way of connecting with women travelers and their stories, and womens travel ventures around the world.” Perfect for this venture!
Cheryl (whose trail name is Clinker) will fulfill a 13+-year dream to do the full hike, but she wants to turn it into a creative adventure. She is an inspiration in so many ways to so many women.
While keeping to ultra-light backpacking guidelines, she plans on photographing her journey and writing haiku to accompany the photographs. 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.
Crowd Funding Support:
She is using the crowd-funding site, Kickstarter, to help with the expenses for this creative pursuit. If you don’t mind a plug, she’d really appreciate you sharing her project, which runs until Dec. 17, on your blog site and with any social media connections. Your readers/followers can sign on for rewards for contributions as small as $10. The link to the project is here…
Women Travel has pledged support – Why don’t you make a contribution
She would be delighted to be supported from parts as far away as New Zealand (a place she has likely been because she enjoys travel so much…I will have to ask her) or anywhere between our part of the world and yours. Thanks so much for your support of a good friend.
Clinker writes: My project will be a compilation of photographs and haiku poetry, all created while backpacking solo, 2,187 miles from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail.
Read more of Clinker’s journey on the Appalacian Trail
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