Aug. 13, 2022

#137 - Holly Gossage (Mother Goose)

#137 - Holly Gossage (Mother Goose)

Holly Gossage joins Jester's Class of 2022 Section Hikers and shares with us all about the Tuscalachian Loop and her love for the Appalachian Trail.

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Jester's Class of 2022 Section Hikers gains another member this week, Holly Gossage! Holly enjoys living in central Pennsylvania and living close to those white blazes we all know and love on the Appalachian Trail. Holly also enjoys the blue blazes of the Tuscarora Trail and is working on section hiking a route known as the Tuscalachian Loop!

Thanks for Listening and Happy Section Hiking!

Jester's Class of 2022 Section Hikers - Playlist:

Episode #60 - Vince LoGreco (Potomac Heritage Trail):

Tuscarora Trail Information:

Connect with Holly Gossage:

Facebook Group:

Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart:


Gear Lists & More:

Music for the Podcast provided by:
The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods"

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Holly Gossage

Mom, nurse

As a military kid, I got to see the world. From my first volksmarch in Germany to the New Mexican mesa that was my childhood playground, I have always loved exploring and being outside.

After college, I settled in south central PA with my husband. We live just 8 miles from the AT, so now that the kids are grown I’m on the AT on a regular basis and in all seasons. At first my hiking goal was just to hike the AT in PA, MD, and WV. I only have about 30 more miles of PA to finish to complete this goal. Along the way, I have discovered that there’s never a blue blaze side trail from the AT that I haven’t loved. And that’s how I’ve ended up on the Tuscarora Trail.

In the next few years, I would like to complete the Tuscalachian Loop (I’m about 1/3 done—150 miles of 425 total). And I also dream of quitting my stressful nursing job and somehow helping hikers, possibly by providing slack-packing services or even opening a hostel somewhere near the AT/TT in the PA Cumberland Valley.