Saturday, October 29, 2005

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Hiking the Appalachian Trail, he found a new life

By Charlene A. Taiclet
KOKOMO, Ind. —

Greg Townsend walked more than 2,000 miles through 14 states to "get in touch with his God." Retired after 30 years at Delphi, the Kokomo man embarked on the trip he hoped would provide him answers he so desperately sought. He needed to know for sure if he still wanted to live.

He walked the entire Appalachian Trail.

Through it all, he encountered a few of God¹s other creatures, nearly drowned and endured lashing rains and winds.

He also found two new friends -- trail buddies "Santa" and "Big Foot," and came home with a trail name of his own -- "Kokomo." But Townsend¹s motive for the trip ran deeper than just wanting personal enlightenment. >> Full Story >>