Morgan is up for the Challenge. Are you?
Full name: Morgan Americus Aldridge
Hometown: Lititz, Lancaster County
How long you’ve been hiking: 3 years
Earliest memory of hiking or most memorable hiking experience: My most memorable hiking experience would be when I found a salamander on the side of the trail.
Why you decided to take the 100-Mile Trail Challenge: Over the course of 3 years I’ve hiked about 300 miles, and I want to help preserve trails over Pennsylvania.
Some trails you plan to hike to meet this goal: The Appalachian Trail and Horse-Shoe Trail.
Your #1 favorite hiking trail in Pennsylvania, and why it’s your favorite: Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve, because I like the name and the beautiful pink house.
Your favorite thing about hiking: I like to see the animals along the way.
Who’s sponsoring you so far (friends, family, coworkers, hiking club, etc.): Working on it.
How you heard about or first got involved with KTA: We won a photo contest for a free membership, and then I won the Young Hiker Award.
Advice to new hikers: Just keep hiking, hiking, hiking.
The one thing you’ll never hit the trail without: Toilet paper, because once my friend had an accident since we didn’t have toilet paper (we gave it to someone).