“Let Them Get Dirty” and Other Lessons from the Trail: An interview with Author Patricia Ellis Herr

Introduction and questions written by Amanda Festa; interview conducted by Francis McGovern

Author, mother, and hiking enthusiast, Patricia Ellis Herr's first book, Up: A Mother and Daughter’s Peakbagging Adventure, came from her experience hiking all 48 of New Hampshire’s highest mountains with her daughter, Alex -- who at six years old became one of the youngest members of the "4,000 Footer Club."  Since then, Herr has continued her mother/daughter hiking adventures, now including her youngest daughter, Sage.  The three keep a record of their familial excursions on their blog, and this sp...

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