Dec. 30, 2021

Episode #303 - Sarah Robison (Serendipity)

Episode #303 - Sarah Robison (Serendipity)

Reflections on a Thru-Hike


Our guest today is Sarah Robison. As you'll hear, she is very reflective about the hike and how it came about, articulating clearly some of her thought processes along the way. Sarah has changed her life to suit the "new" person who came back from the trail.

She is a Nurse Anesthetist, specializing in neurosurgery, and resigned from this position to hike the trail. The adventure had such an impact upon her that she has modified her lifestyle to accommodate less stress and allow more freedom in her life.

You can connect with Sarah on her social media on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008918597579, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sarah_robison/, on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIG08WkiF6pEC6eEESc3aLA, and on her website, which is at https://www.andtheniwalked.com/

I also spoke with a new member of the Class of 2022, Dom Tammaro. Dom and I had quite a laugh as he is preparing to head out to the trail in a few months. We'll be catching up with Dom before he goes.

But Chuck Hayes is going to be one of the first 2022 hikers out there. Chuck plans to hit the trail and be at the top of Springer at midnight on December 31. I caught up with him after I saw a funny video he'd posted . You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwErtEzuvzU

We could only get part of Chapter 18 of Winton Porter's Passin' Thru in today; plenty still happens!

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Sarah Robison

Nurse anesthetist, writer, adventurer.

I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 40 years young, and am a Nurse Anesthetist (specializing in neurosurgery). I resigned from my position of 15 years to thru hike the Appalachian Trail in March of 2021 after a series of very serendipitous events and very minimal backpacking experience. I now find myself recreating my new "normal"- working less, writing more, and choosing happiness over obligation. Passionate about keeping myself, and others, outside of our comfort zones.

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Dominick Tammaro

Husband/Father/Dad/Brother/Doctor/Hiker

Hello my friends! I’m a Brooklyn native, now living in Massachusetts, who is fulfilling a lifelong dream of hiking the AT this year. I’ve had the chance to hike throughout New England and have met thru-hikers along the way who were smelly, hungry, exhausted and exhilarated by the experience, the community and the natural setting. I’d love to join their ranks and can’t wait to start. I’m grateful to Mighty Blue for giving me a chance to share my experience. I’m hoping to use my hike to raise money to help address children’s mental health needs - I've included a donation link to the Appalachian Challenge below. Thanks so much for joining me!

Donation Page - Appalachian Challenge: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Our Youth: https://giving.lifespan.org/Bradley/appalachian-trail-fundraiser