Nelson County, Virginia
For her 70th birthday, Sandy Gallagher of Afton decided she needed a special present to herself. “When I turned 70 a couple of weeks ago, I said I needed to do something to challenge myself, physically & mentally.” Sandy told us Thursday afternoon as she finished the final mile of the 100 plus mile hike on a section of The Appalachian Trail ending at Rockfish Gap where Skyline Drive meets the Blue Ridge Parkway.
“She’s game for anything, a very, very active person. She does a lot of hiking. It didn’t surprise me at all, but the overnights, I wasn’t sure how she was going to handle that, but she did really good and met some really great people on the trail,” says husband Bill who was anxiously waiting for Sandy as she arrived early Thursday afternoon.
Be looking for more about Sandy and her hiking adventure in the coming weeks!
Congrats Sandy! Happy Birthday!