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Sunday
Aug072011

Appalachian Tales

Appalachian Tales from Tom Stoelker on Vimeo.

Karen Howser's braids give her the look of a mature Heidi. But instead of the fictional heroine's Swiss Alps, Howser is taking on the Appalachians and their famed 2,179-mile trail as her personal mission.

After starting in Georgia on March 15, Howser reached the trail's halfway point in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, just north of Gettysburg, in 90 days. She gets choked up as she recalls her battle to quit smoking after suffering a heart attack three years ago.

"It was the fight of my life," she says. "I thought - if could do that, then I can do this."

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