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Fear, Bliss and Breaking Trail: One Woman’s Journey

February 12 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

JeanMarie Gossard

Fear, Bliss and Breaking Trail: One Woman’s Journey

Program Description

JeanMarie Gossard, trail name ‘PS’ or ‘Pooter Scooter’, is a long-distance hiker, poet and activist. After a career as a community organizer in non-partisan social justice campaigns, she fell in love with thru-hiking on the Appalachian trail as a way to re-center, recover from burnout and pour some creativity out into the world. She’s been carried away ever since.

Since 2015, she’s completed 9 thru-hikes and logged over 12,000 miles on 10 long distance trails including the Long Trail ’15, El Camino de Santiago (section) ’16, Appalachian Trail ’17, Pinhoti Trail ’17, Arizona Trail ’18, New England Trail ’18, Pacific Crest Trail ’19, Continental Divide Trail (3/4ths) ’19, Florida Trail ’20, and Hayduke Trail ’20.

She believes long distance trails and the communities that make them possible, are places for connection, healing and hope. In the off season she is a wildland firefighter on an Alaskan hotshot crew. Her dream is to walk, write, share stories and inspire women and folks of all genders to discover what they’re capable of.

Bio

JeanMarie Gossard, trail name ‘PS’ or ‘Pooter Scooter’, is a long-distance hiker, poet and activist. After a career as a community organizer in non-partisan social justice campaigns, she fell in love with thru-hiking on the Appalachian trail as a way to re-center, recover from burnout and pour some creativity out into the world. She’s been carried away ever since.

Since 2015, she’s completed 9 thru-hikes and logged over 12,000 miles on 10 long distance trails including the Long Trail ’15, El Camino de Santiago (section) ’16, Appalachian Trail ’17, Pinhoti Trail ’17, Arizona Trail ’18, New England Trail ’18, Pacific Crest Trail ’19, Continental Divide Trail (3/4ths) ’19, Florida Trail ’20, and Hayduke Trail ’20.

She believes long distance trails and the communities that make them possible, are places for connection, healing and hope. In the off season she is a wildland firefighter on an Alaskan hotshot crew. Her dream is to walk, write, share stories and inspire women and folks of all genders to discover what they’re capable of.

https://jeanmariegossard.wixsite.com/website

Details

Date:
February 12
Time:
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Venue

Discovery A+B
Wright State Student Union