I am leading a hike for the non-profit HIKE For Mental Health. On Saturday, May 3, at 10 AM, I’ll be leading a group of hikers up to Pole Steeple, down the Appalachian Trail, and back to the parking lot, on a four mile loop.

As I wrote in the hike description, The outdoors is for everyone, but I didn’t think it was for me. When I weighed more than 400 pounds and was depressed, I never thought I could climb a mountain. I did when I hiked Pole Steeple. This is one of my favorite hikes, and I’m thrilled to lead a Pole Steeple adventure for HIKE For Mental Health.”

To register for the hike and for more information, go to