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Leadfoot Checks in from the Ice Age Trail

November 12, 2015

By Jan Stearns

My son and his wife moved to Madison, Wisconsin last summer.  I have enjoyed looking at photos of their adventures in the Cheese State, including this cute pic of my grandpuppy, Lydia, strolling on the Ice Age Trail. In early … Continue reading

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Brenda and Betty on the Trail

September 27, 2015

By Jan Stearns

In August, Betty Hanaway and Brenda Conklin hiked 115 miles on the Appalachian Trail, from the base of Mt. Katahdin to Monson, ME. These two tough ladies endured eight days of rain out of the 12 days they were on … Continue reading

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Journey Along the Appalachian Trail

October 9, 2013

By Jan Stearns

The Rey Center will present the final lecture of its summer series on Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. in Waterville Valley’s Town Square.  Join Brenda and Preston Conklin for their presentation, “Journey Along the Appalachian Trail.”   The Conklin’s will … Continue reading

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Congratulations Leadfoot on 2,181 miles!

July 7, 2012

By Jan Stearns

Turning 60 years old is one of those milestone birthdays that some women choose to ignore.  Not Brenda Conklin.  The Waterville Valley, NH resident decided to celebrate turning 60 by hiking the Appalachian Trail.  Thankfully for couch potatoes like me, … Continue reading

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“Leadfoot” Brenda Checks in from the AT

April 24, 2012

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley resident Brenda Conklin is back on the Appalachian Trail.  She checked in with the following update… We decided to start early to beat the heat and summer crowds. From April 8-20 I covered 188 miles through southern PA, … Continue reading

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Brenda’s back on the AT

April 5, 2012

By Jan Stearns

When Waterville Valley resident, Brenda Conklin,turned 60 years old a couple of years ago, she decided to celebrate her birthday by fulfilling a life-long dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail. Having completed the northern half from Katahdin in Maine to … Continue reading

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