L-R: Caitlin Dowd, Analeise Dowd, Susan Hall-Dowd and Richard Dowd on a family hike at Yosemite. (Analeise Dowd)

L-R: Caitlin Dowd, Analeise Dowd, Susan Hall-Dowd and Richard Dowd on a family hike at Yosemite. (Analeise Dowd)

Hiking and family go together

Analeise Dowd blogs at Hikes for Dad. Her blog says, “I am hiking for me and for my dad whose soul lived in the wilderness. My dad has taught me almost everything I know about being outside and making my own adventure, living my own life, and truly letting me be me.”

Every mother and father can relate to this amazing, continued relationship through and after life. Her respect for her parents show what an amazing job they did in raising their kids.

She is planning to hike the Pacific Northwest Trail this summer and we talk a lot about her family connection to the trail and the woods in general!

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Rudy Giecek of Arlington is the host of the Cascade Hiker Podcast. (More about Rudy here.) You can find the entire archive of podcasts and support his work at his website. Or email him at rudy@cascadehikerpodcast.com.

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