A Lifetime Adventure
Gerry was in her 60s, but she was in excellent physical and mental condition. She enjoyed the sense of empowerment she got from walking great miles in the woods, surrounded by nothing but the splendor of nature. Despite the fact that she enjoyed going on treks throughout the week, she wished to participate in something more demanding and stunning. The Appalachian Trail, which stretches 2,190 miles across the United States and is the longest trail in the world, had been on her bucket list for quite some time. The expedition would take between five and seven months, but Gerry was physically and emotionally prepared for the long journey ahead of him. She made up her mind at the age of 66 that she would embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey with her husband.
George Adored His Wife.
But Gerry’s husband wasn’t keen about the notion. The long journey across the Appalachian Trail would be too demanding for Gerry because she would be on her feet virtually all day for at least five months and lugging a big rucksack full of supplies. Finally, George had to support his wife’s goal. They devised a plan to decrease her weight and ease her back. While George would not be hiking with Gerry, he would travel to various checkpoints to meet her and replenish her supplies.