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Stories That Bind: Meet Mary Badass

When 63-year-old Mary Anderson set out to hike the southern half of the Continental Divide Trail last summer, nobody thought she would make it. Hikers give themselves trail names, and Mary's was Old Lady Hiker. A few days into her 1,500-mile solo trek, she ran into some younger hikers who decided she needed a new name. From then on, she was known as Mary Badass. Needless to say, she completed the trek, and in the fall of 2020, Mary began writing her story in a Korongo workshop hosted by Kimball Library in Randolph. Follow her progress here and on social media as she hikes the northern half during the summer of 2021. Because the southern half was such a bitch, and the northern half is even scarier, Korongo has chipped in $1,500 to help Mary stay safe and connected. Those funds will pay for an ice axe, a writing tablet, and an upgrade to her Garmin satellite subscription. You can help by throwing in some cash so she can stay in a few hostels when she leaves the trail to pick up food.


Korongo writer Mary Anderson is hiking the 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail. and writing a book about it. Wanna play? 

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