Speaker Biographies and Program Descriptions
A former professional flutist and American Public Media host, voice artist Alison Young is the “full-time pedestrian” Blissful Hiker. She’s backpacked on six continents and in one year, walked New Zealand’s “long pathway” Te Araroa and the Pacific Crest Trail.
She was a national host with American Public Media for 13 years and now works as a podcaster, blogger and voice artist.
Find our more at (BlissfulHiker.com) and by listening to her Spotify podcast 'The Pee Rag, Unfiltered Adventures of the Blissful Hiker'.
Wyoming's Wind River High Route is considered one of the finest, non-technical, end-to-end alpine journeys in the United States.
Staying above 10,000 feet for 80 miles, this mostly trail-less track takes the hiker on rugged Class 2/3 scrambles for 20,000 feet of cumulative gain through spectacular granite towers, wildflower-covered meadows and past hundreds of glacier-fed lakes and streams.