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Tony Bates http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2441/all en Salisbury woman turns 50, challenges herself to hike the Long Trail http://addisonindependent.com/201311salisbury-woman-turns-50-challenge-herself-hike-long-trail <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-20037" style="width: 75px;"><a href="/201311salisbury-woman-turns-50-challenge-herself-hike-long-trail"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Long Trail hiker over 50.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Long Trail hiker over 50.JPG" title="Long Trail hiker over 50.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="75" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BAMBY PIERPONT BATES proudly stands at the Canadian border last summer as she completes a three-week, 272-mile traverse of Vermont’s storied Long Trail. When she turned 50 this past summer, Pierpont Bates challenged herself to hike the entire trail, which runs from the Massachusetts border to Canada. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Tony Bates </div> </div> </div> <p> VERMONT &mdash; Salisbury&rsquo;s Bamby Pierpont Bates turned 50 last June. A hair stylist, wife, mother of three, and fitness buff, the Baby Boomer wanted to celebrate the milestone by doing something physically challenging and memorable that she had never done before.</p> <p> So in August she hiked the entire length of Vermont&rsquo;s legendary Long Trail &mdash; 272 miles from the border between Pownal, Vt., and Williamstown, Mass., to the Canadian border at Jay, Vt. She averaged 13 miles a day with a fully loaded pack.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20039">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201311salisbury-woman-turns-50-challenge-herself-hike-long-trail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Salisbury Senior Lifestyles Vermont Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:54:03 +0000 Trent Campbell 20039 at http://addisonindependent.com