Local author and friend, Paralee Dawson-Hayward is Living a Dream hiking the Appalachian Trail

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Local author and friend, Paralee Dawson-Hayward is Living a Dream hiking the Appalachian Trail. Living a Dream and Still Living a Dream are both books that chronicles Paralee's hike as she puts one foot in front of the other, day after day along the Appalachian Trail. You can share the mental and physical challenges she experienced as she began hiking the Appalachian Trail, continually without any contact with civilization, for days or months at a time. She always tried to look at her hike as a walk in the woods-the miles just happened.

Throughout her books you will find interesting background information about the origin of the Appalachian Trail, history about various sections of the Appalachian Trail, and resources for being a successful hiker or backpacker as you plan your own hike.

After raising three children, and 10 grandchildren, Paralee retired at the age of 57 and succumbed to white blaze fever as she began her hike along the Appalachian Trail. Paralee is also known as Pearl by her friends and Trapper Lee along the Appalachian Trail. She is only one of the many sixty-plus adults who attempt to hike the entire Trail each year and she has completed over 1,600 miles of the Trail and is now section-hiking the remaining miles of the AT.

To follow along with Paralee and to order your copy of Living a Dream or the newly enhanced 2nd edition of Still Living a Dream visit her web site.


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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Lee & Carol, that sounds like a great book!  Thank you for sharing it.  I bet she has some great stories.

Oct 18, 2010 05:23 PM #1
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
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Lee & Carol, we had an agent in our office and his wife hike the Appalachian Trail.  We followed their chronicles on their blog for months.  Very interesting and inspiring.  Thanks for sharing with us Paralee Dawson-Hayward's story!  You are a good friend to send the word out!

Oct 19, 2010 02:42 AM #2
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Lee and Carol, my husband has often said he would love to walk the AT. I've sent him this link and I will get him the book for Christmas.

Oct 19, 2010 05:50 PM #3
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