Married, Two Children
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – September 28, 1975
Cycling and Travel
|Climbing one of the many switchbacks.||At the top. Tired but happy!|
On my bucket list was to cycle the Klausenpass, a high mountain pass (1952 m) in the Swiss Alps connecting the cantons Uri and Glarus. My husband, Paul, and I approached it from the east via the village of Linthal and finished in the village of Altdorf. The climb itself is approximately 25 kms and takes 2 to 3 hours. The route climbs up through several small towns during the first 15 kms and then moves up into a more rocky, remote looking alpine territory nearer the top. The last 4 or 5 kms are built into a cliffside and the views are amazing! There is a little restaurant at the top of the pass where you can eat bratwurst and apfelsaft before starting the long decent. Here are more photos from Klausenpass.
|Our team at the finish line with my daughters holding the Tuck sign.||Wrapping up my 7-mile leg through the White Mountains.|
Twice a year, I join a running relay team of Tuck MBA students. The Ragnar races are among the longest distance overnight running relay races in the U.S. and combine fun, fitness, adventure and team building like no other running event. This year our team of 6 ran in the Ultra Distance division with an average distance per runner of 33 miles. We covered 200 miles from Cannon Mountain to Hampton Beach in New Hampshire in just over 24 hours! Check out the Ragnar Relay Series website.
|Hiking a portion of the 11-mile trail.||Our final destination and campsite, Kalalau Beach.|
This summer I hiked the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii with my husband, Paul, and two dear friends from Philadelphia, Jennifer and Eric Blouin. We camped overnight for one night on Kalalau Beach. The trail skirts the NW and W facing cliffs and valleys between the wet north shore and drier west-side of Kauai, HI. The 11 mile (18km) trail was established by the Hawaiians centuries ago and follows ledges on the cliffs and dips down into 5 major valleys (including Kalalau) and numerous little gullies. It was physically demanding, but a very spiritual experience! Click here for a wonderful slideshow of the Kalalau Trail.