The long-term impact of seemingly small interactions.
Adrienne Lindholm took a life-altering trip at the age of 11 – a cross-country camping trip that expanded this Pennsylvania girl’s awareness of what is possible in this life. Now, she lives in Alaska with her husband and two kids is an author and land conservationist.
She has worked for the National Park Service as a backcountry ranger, park planner, compliance officer, and natural resource manager. She now oversees the Wilderness Stewardship Program for the national parks in Alaska.
Twenty years ago, she published several instructional books about backpacking as well as a memoir of her 2,100-mile hike of the Appalachian Trail. More recently, her stories and essays have appeared in a variety of journals and magazines. She recently released her new book It Happened Like This; A Life in Alaska, a beautifully written memoir. I highly recommend but after you listen to our conversation, I know you’ll want to read it too.
In today’s episode, Adrienne and I talk about writing as therapy, her evolving relationship with the wilderness over the decades, and how we tie our self worth to our performance in the outdoors.
You’re going to enjoy this one.
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Noreen Hyslop says
Adrienne is a niece of mine who, because of a significant physical distance between families, I have gotten to know primarily through her writing! I very much enjoyed the podcast and hearing her express her thoughts. Her book is a most inspiring work, even for a late 60s aunt of hers! It absolutely draws the reader in for an Alaskan adventure not to be forgotten! Excellent podcast.