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Stick Participant Stories 

 YIPPIE!

THE LATEST SUBMISSION IS HERE!
 

Jami Fisher found the Pileated Woodpecker "Big Fella" stick  at the Ruth Will Trailhead ALL THE WAY  in the Tiadaghton State Forest (Clinton County) !


Here's Jami's Submission:

Hi!  I was so excited to find your stick at the trailhead of the Ruth Will Trail in the Tiadaghton State Forest near Clinton County.  Your stick has definitely traveled far from its original location, that’s for sure!  My friend and I hiked the trail and I was immediately aware of the intense beauty of the forest. The mountain laurel along the trail’s side was so thick that it seemed as if you would get lost if you stepped inside. We soon came upon an interesting small stone structure near a creek that we learned was a pump house from long ago. As we continued our hike, we noticed huckleberry bushes, green ferns and the blue sky above. All of a sudden, though, we heard a very loud rattle and quickly saw a large rattlesnake coiled up in the middle of the trail. Unsure how to get past it, I happened to look down at my feet only to spy a second snake coiled up into a ball!  We quickly stepped backward only to hear the loud rattling of a third snake!  Unfortunately, we decided to end our hike and go back the way we came from as the first snake was still not moving from the trail and we weren’t sure how many more snakes we would encounter ahead. (We actually thought about using your stick to fling the snakes aside but we’re unsure of the consequences!).  We left the stick back at the trailhead and hope that the next person to use it is lucky enough to not come upon any snakes!  
Thank you for doing this project. Woodpeckers are some of the coolest birds and I’ve had the pleasure of seeing pileated woodpeckers in my own yard. Your artwork is so beautiful and I really enjoyed taking this walking stick along on our short hike. Thank you again!!

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT AN EXCITING STORY JAMI! Oh my goodness! Thank you  for your beyond cool submission.  We've been hoping that some of these sticks will find their way to new areas....and so I was ecstatic to read this and hear your story all the way from distant Lock Haven (a place dear to my heart).

 

And THREE snakes at once?!?! Wow! We've hiked the Pinnacle Trail in Kempton, PA  and have come across two rattlesnakes, but only one at a time on separate occasions.  Your experience was far more thrilling. Very thankful you weren't hurt and that you heard the rattle in time! 

YIPPIE!!! The 1st PARTICIPANT SUBMISSION IS HERE
 

ALI, THE FIRST HIKER TO MAKE A SUBMISSION  DONATED A KIDNEY TO A FRIEND...

AND SHE'S GOT COOL RED KICKS THAT MATCH THE STICK!

Here's Ali's Submission:  

Hi there! 

I just moved to North Wales about 3 months ago, and this was my first hike in this area. What a fun surprise to have this walking stick sitting at the trail head! And even better that I could take some photos throughout my hike while wearing my KDA shirt as well! I donated my kidney to a friend from college about 6 years ago :) 

 

Thanks again for this fun project! I'm attaching a few photos from my hike, just trying to pass along some good vibes and an attitude of gratitude! 

 

Thanks again! 

 

Ali 

THE PROJECT THANKS ALI FOR HIKING IN EVANSBURG STATE PARK, FOR PARTICIPATING AND FOR STARTING THE PROJECT WITH SUCH A GOOD VIBE!

 YIPPIE! PARTICIPANT SUBMISSION # 2 IS HERE!
 

MANY THANKS TO KAREN AND TANK FOR WALKING, TALKING AND GORGEOUS PICTURE TAKING ON THE TRAIL!

Here's Karen's Submission:

Hello! 

 

My dog and I found your walking stick at the Central PV Park and took it with us back to the Graterford Trailhead (near PA Live Steamers). On the way, we met a lot of people who said Hi, and one man asked if that was my dog's stick, to which I replied yes, but I had to carry it for him. We actually took the stick down towards the skippack trail, near the power lines before we got back to our car. 

 

Anyhow, here's some pics from our adventures! 

 

Best, 

Karen and Tank 

THE PROJECT THANKS KAREN FOR HIKING AND SHARING HER BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY AND SUPPER COOL PUP!

 YIPPIE! PARTICIPANT

SUBMISSION # 3 IS HERE!
 

MANY THANKS TO CARNEY AND COMPANY - FOR HIKING THE ENCAMPMENT AT VALLEY FORGE - PA's  AMAZING NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK !

Here's Karen's Submission:

We found stick #10 💕my 3 sons posed with it at Valley Forge National Park!

THE PROJECT THANKS KAREN FOR ESPECIALLY FOR PASSING ON THE LOVE OF HIKING WITH HER CHILDREN AND SHOWING THEM OUR AMAZING WORLD!