Diane "Sticks" Harsha section hiked the entire Appalachian Trail over the course of 13 years. Her hiking helped her manage stress, grief and eventually retirement. She hiked solo and with companions, one of which become a thru hiker in her own right - Peanut (see episode #6 - Is Hiking Sexy?)
Today’s guest, Dianne Harsha aka Sticks, has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, while managing a high-stress job and home life.
We address the issue of planning LASH hikes (Long-Ass Section Hike), dealing with equipment failures and changes and how she was able to find some major mental health benefits on her hikes too.
You can read all about Sticks' Appalachian Trail trips in her new book Sticks and Stones: How to hike the Appalachian Trail in 13 Years. Get it here: https://www.amazon.com/Sticks-Stones-Appalachian-Trail-Thirteen/dp/1544522088
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