Mar 17th, 2021 |
The Blanchard Siblings discuss climbing Mt. Katahdin each winter, with host Brian Bickford
While in the throws of mourning the death of her elderly father, joining her brother’s winter trek into the deep woods of Maine was the only thing that seemed to make sense. Together, brother and sister head up the tallest mountain in Maine, at the end of the Appalachian Trail, to “say hi to Dad” above the clouds. Drawing on memories of a father’s teachings and on the power of a loving family, they set upon trails known for centuries to be sacred in search of both adventure and solace. In this outdoor adventure memoir, their memorial trek leads them across one of the most harrowing trails in the winter - Knife Edge Trail.