Her First Solo Backpack Trip
We've all had to do it. Our very first time, by ourselves, in the middle of the woods. Lisa Best decided it was time that she got out there and tested herself. In this month's Lagniappe, she tells Anna the impact it had on her and why her trail name is now "Savor Life."
Lisa has been in education for over 30 years serving in private schools and public schools in the roles of teacher, administrator, and consultant. In October 2020, she was named a Postulant for Holy Orders to the Priesthood in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania.
She has always loved doing things in nature. Growing up, her family spent vacations car camping. That tradition continued as her daughters were born and grew up and as a single mom, she continued vacations car-camping and day hiking local trails.
Lisa will be celebrating her 18th year as a breast cancer survivor this year. She became more serious about backpacking when she decided to participate in "Seek-the-Peak" in the White Mountains as a way to celebrate being a cancer survivor in 2012.
Lisa and her husband Mark, and their dog Emmie live in York, PA. They have 4 adult children who live relatively nearby and this year they became grandparents.
Lisa dreams of hiking the Camino De Santigo (Camino Francés route) and thru-hiking the AT.
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Music provided for this Podcast by The Burns Sisters
"Dance Upon This Earth"