The ride to the trailhead took about 1.5 hours. We had decided not to take Miracle because of several factors. For one thing, we didn’t know what we would do with her while we were hiking. Some were afraid that someone might break in and damage Karma, my wheelchair, or something else. Also, the van,Read More
Honey and Bear came back from their trip to an outfitter (at Neel’s Gap?). They had bought two sets of ice cleats—really chains that would slip over hiking shoes. Hopper asked them to get two sizes: medium and large. She figured that one or the other of those sizes would fit whoever was carrying meRead More
Sunday, March 19, was D-Day minus one. We were to meet the entire gang, most of whom we did not know. We got a message from Hopper that she would be arriving around noon, driven by her sister- and brother-in-law. But before she arrived, there was a knock on our door. We opened the doorRead More
Back in fall 2015 when we decided to hike the Appalachian Trail in 2017, we realized that it would be good to do some practice hiking. Our goal wasn’t to do something as challenging as Katahdin and Baxter State Park, but we thought that it would be good to sample some varied terrain and getRead More
I’ve always been an extremely lucky person: luckiest person alive I say to anyone whom I can get to listen. Despite having physical challenges from birth, I also had great support from my family, especially my dad. When you’re a kid and you’re really different, you hear a lot of “CAN’T.” I heard that IRead More
Dear Folks. My name is Jacqui Lowman. I teach at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. I’m also the founder and president of BEYOND LIMITS: Awaken Your Potential, a 501C3 that believes that the human spirit can transcend anything, that challenge is an opportunity to be extraordinary, and that when we come together, anythingRead More
Our 2015 Katahdin Expedition feeds in beautifully to our larger BEYOND LIMITS philosophy and initiative. This is a way of life and perspective that doesn’t know the meaning of the word CAN’T.