May 11, 2018
When Sue Williams got into backpacking, she noticed that there was very little aimed at the over-50s hiker and even less at the female over-50s hiker. She decided to do something about it and, with her husband John, started FiftySense.com. The site is aimed at encouraging Baby Boomers that there is plenty to do out of doors and that there is still plenty of time to do it. The tagline of the site is "Common Sense Ideas For Thriving After 50."
She is passionate about dispelling FEAR, which Sue refers to as False Evidence Appearing Real, believing that it is never too old for somebody to get out into nature.
Anna draws out many of Sue's great stories and adventures in this wide-ranging conversation. Sue even inspires Anna to add the Annapurna Circuit to her Bucket List.
Anna told another story from her journal; this time it was about a weekend of Trail Magic at Woody Gap, where Anna believes that she got even more out of the giving than did the recipients.
Anna also gave a lot of shoutouts this week, including the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (http://www.appalachiantrail.org/), The Appalachian Long-Distance Hikers Association (https://www.aldha.org/), the Trail Dames (http://www.traildames.com/) themselves and even the lovely Burns Sisters (http://www.theburnssisters.com/) for sharing their music with the podcast.