Dec. 1, 2020

Episode #80 - Sue Turner aka Hammock Hanger (a Trail Dames story)

Episode #80 - Sue Turner aka Hammock Hanger (a Trail Dames story)

Trail Magic on the Great Eastern Trail

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Sue started camping as a child. She became very involved in camping with her children and then became the Outdoor Specialist for the Palm Glades GS Council. As her daughters grew up, she moved over to the FL Trail, working as a Trail Master.
Her next path went up to the Adirondack Mountains, where she was the Lead Backpack Instructor for 8 years.

Once the children were grown and out of the house, she was free to wander up the Appalachian Trail, and this is where her hiking passion became an addiction. She could never get enough. In the years to follow she would complete many East Coast trails ie: FL Trail, Bartram Trail, Benton McKay Trail, Long Trail, Great Eastern Trail, Northville Placid Trail, Foothills Trail, and many others. She enjoyed the gem of the PCT by hiking the John Muir Trail in the High Sierras.

In 2011, she began her international hiking. She has completed the Camino de Santiago in Spain. The Coast to Coast in the UK, and her own path from the English Channel to the North Sea, also in UK. She has hiked some trails in Australia and New Zealand. Her last hike was in 2018, walking from Florence to Rome on the St Francis of Assisi route in Italy.

In 2014 Trail Dames presented her with the well-earned Adventures of the Year Award.

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