Your Life is Now

Your Life is Now (55)

It was dark and cold as I pulled off the highway north of Maple Creek last week. I slowed to a stop on the shoulder, but on the opposite side of the road.

Don Peterson was sleeping on board the ship he was sailing around the world with when a sudden impact awoke him. “It was a terribly loud thud with intense vibrations reverberating through the boat,” Peterson said of the collision. His vessel had just struck a reef.

Euphoric. That’s how Dale Sanders, 82, described the sensation he felt when he completed his 2,200 mile or 3,540 kilometre hike of the Appalachian Trail. Dale began his journey in January and reached the end Oct. 26.

Adventure has drawn young men to the West for decades.

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