Adventure Summit last Saturday

20200215_154429If I ever get an opportunity to attend another Adventure summit, I’m signing up. What an impressive line-up of presenters and speakers there were. If you’ve ever considered hiking the Appalachian Trail or any other over-the-top athletic experience, it’s a must-do conference-like weekend. Or if you are like me and just love hearing stories of adventures you wish you could have, you should go.

While Tricia and I did a respectable presentation based on my book, insight Out: One Blind Woman’s View of Her Life, it did not offer the excitement of a walk through Spain or Ireland or camping for weeks on end on the A.T. Yes, I talked about tandem cycling as a blind stoker, forming the Hen Hike group and how Ski for Light changed my life, but at the end of the day, I felt like I was a bit in over my head. Although that despicable word, “amazing” was thrown around in my direction, I guess I was among outdoorsy people who aren’t used to seeing a blind woman in their midst. I must say though that hearing their stories gave me the itch to get back into shape and try some of those adventures.

Mary Hiland

Author of Insight Out: One Blind Woman’s View of Her Life and The Bumpy Road to Assisted Living A Daughter’s Memoir

Available at, dldbooks, and NLS Talking Books DB 91261


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