I owned and operated Perschel Brothers Services, a lawn maintenance company, for 28 years. I retrired in 2009 and have been backpacking the past three summers. Half the Appalchian Trail in 2010, the complete Appalchian Trail in 2011, and the complete Pacific Crest Trail in 2012. I enjoy being in the outdoors and long distance hiking. I am currently planning my next adventure.