Hiking is my escape from the real world… all the worries of everyday life melt away when I am surrounded by the beauty of nature.  I have spent most of my summers in the Sierra Nevada Mountains either hiking or mountain biking.  In 2008 I decided to hike Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.  This required longer training hikes as my goal was to have enough hiking miles under my belt to really enjoy the hike  and  not just endure it.  That event was such a success that I started to long for more adventure, but days of it!  A friend mentioned to me the Coast to Coast Trek in the UK as a possibility…that was the beginning!

Related newspaper articles in local newspapers:

Lamorinda Weekly (Dec. 13, 2017)

East Bay Times (Oct. 20, 2011)

East Bay Times (July 9, 2009)

Other commentary:

Nancy Brown’s Travel Blog (2016)