Say hello to Elizabeth, a fellow Pennsylvania hiker!
Q: What are your favorite things about hiking?
A: I love being out in nature and spending time with friends, all while getting a good workout in!
Q: What are some of your favorite hiking trails in PA, and what makes them your favorite?
A: Gallitzin State Forest has some of my favorite trails! The County Line Loop trail is probably my favorite because the vistas are incredible!
Q: What is your favorite / most memorable hiking experience?
A: My most memorable experience was my first time out on the County Line Loop trail in Gallitzin. My friend and I ran right into a black bear sow and her cub. It was terrifying, but eye-opening. My favorite hiking experience was just recently when my friend and I decided to hike in the fog and rain. It was beautiful, but so cold, and we were drenched!
Q: Do you have any advice for new hikers?
A: It doesn’t matter how long it takes you to get to where you’re going. I’m still working on getting my stamina up and it’s definitely a struggle when you’re first getting into it, but don’t give up!!
Q: Do you have a favorite nature/ hiking quote that you can share with us (either your own or someone else’s)?
A: “The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” - Chris McCandless
Elizabeth completed KTA's 100 Mile Trail Challenge last year, "I decided to take the 100 Mile Trail Challenge to challenge myself and to give me the motivation to tack on more miles!"
You can sign up to complete the challenge this year at https://www.kta-hike.org/100milechallenge.html
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