June 30, 2020

Episode #58- 5th Tuesday Special with Judyth Wier

Episode #58- 5th Tuesday Special with Judyth Wier

Hiking the Land of the Thunder Dragon

Ever since seeing a play named Brigadoon during high school, Judyth had searched for her own Brigadoon. She grew up spending time out of doors through wild adventures with her vast network of cousins - 54 by blood! Judyth was also a member of the same Girl Scout troop for eleven years and they were known as the camping troop.

In 1965 she spent three weeks participating in the Girl Scout Senior International Round-up where over 12,000 girls from all over the world gathered in Farragut, Idaho. Later, in 1972, she joined the Peace Corps and spent the next several years living and traveling in South America.

Her adult life included time with National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) where she enjoyed a two-week excursion by kayak in the Sea of Cortez, and hiked the Great Smoky Mountains portion of the Appalachian Trail. Judyth is also a lifetime member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC). In 2004 she became a certified diver and later a Divemaster.

Her dream to find her own Brigadoon was realized in 2019 by hiking the foothills of the Himalayas in the small isolated country of Bhutan. This was to be her most challenging physical experience yet, thus beginning a 10-month experiment of getting physically stronger and understanding and applying nutritional concepts to maximize endurance. With this knowledge, Judyth was able to accomplish her dream of hiking in the Himalayas.

Judyth on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/judyth.wier

Appalachian Trail Conservancy - https://appalachiantrail.org/

NOLS - https://www.nols.edu/en/

Land of the Thunder Dragon - https://www.ancient.eu/article/1348/bhutan-land-of-the-thunder-dragon/

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Music provided for this Podcast by The Burns Sisters
"Dance Upon This Earth"