Mt. Washington Summit
Kristen Sykes met us and got our flag at the Peaks Foundation Women’s Leadership retreat this past July. Here’s a photo of her with her 12-year niece, Elena, after they backpacked through a hail storm to the summit of Mt. Washington in NH on August 7, 2014. This was the first mountain Elena ever climbed! For this suburban girl who lives in Vienna, VA (outside of DC) this was the most nature she has ever experienced. Not shown in this picture are Kristen’s friend and her friend’s 8-year daughter who climbed with them. Girl power!