She did it, and she turned 50 while doing it — a 740-mile Northern Canoe Forest Trail from Old Forge, N.Y., to Fort Kent, Maine, in her kayak named Sparky. Cathy Mumford became the first woman to travel the route alone and finished on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010. Along the way, she camped in someone’s yard, portaged around rapids (because she promised her mom she wouldn’t do rapids) and kept a journal that she calls a “long, run-on sentence.” Read Julia Bayly’s article in the Bangor Daily News.
Congratulations to Cathy from a fellow midlifer! I’m sure she will be a great inspiration to women of all ages to take on challenges of all kinds.
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