Look at a mountain, then climb it!!
Ann Leahy was born and raised in the seacoast area of NH. She spent her childhood summers on Lake Winnipesaukee and learned how to water ski and fish (thanks dad!!) She played sports all through high school (field hockey, basketball and softball) and then went on to college at UNH to study Occupational Therapy.
Ann is married to Mike, who has hiked with her, even though he isn’t a fan of hiking. They have two children (Hannah 25 and Haley 22). Ann has always loved the outdoors and had done some local hiking in her younger days, but her “real” hiking didn’t start until she and Mike bought land in Northern NH to build a house on. She looked out at their view (which is Mount Cabot, one of the NH 48 4000 footers) one evening at dusk and said “I want to be able to say I climbed that!" She went on to do it in Sept 2013. As far as she was concerned, she was done. But after that, the summer of 2014, she began her journey to finish the 48 with a goal of ‘before I turn 50’, and she did, one month before.
Ann's blog- https://pathsandpagesblog.wordpress.com/
The 4,000 footers- http://4000footers.com/nh.shtml
The Grid- http://www.48x12.com/
More about the Grid- https://sectionhiker.com/the-grid-gridiots-and-the-gridicocracy/
Connect with Anna, aka Mud Butt, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Music provided for this Podcast by The Burns Sisters
"Dance Upon This Earth"