[The sisters, doing their thing. Photo by Elrose Couric and Sue Hollinger]

We love this story from USA Today about identical twin sisters who, after decades apart, rediscovered their love for each other while hiking the wilderness trails of America.

Now aged 80, the sisters, Elrose Couric and Sue Hollinger, recently completed a staggered hike of the Appalachia Trail.

“We were both widowed within two years,“ Couric says. “We hardly saw each other when we were married because our husbands didn’t get along.”

In 1995 the twins, now 80, bought a house on a mountainside in Waynesville, where they live half the year, and live the other, colder half of the year in Key Largo, Florida.

To get in all those missed long talks and the unspoken bonds that twins share, Couric and Hollinger, neither of whom had hiked much in their lives, took up the local pastime and joined the Haywood Hikers.

They quickly got the hiking bug in their blood. Starting in their 60s, they began hiking every trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The finished all 900 miles in 1998…

Read the full story at www.usatoday.com

Whether it’s a long lost sister or a brand new friend, you connect with your favourite loved-one on a hike along one of those most beautiful stretches of Australian coastline. Ask us about booking an adventure with Light to Light Camps!

A former editor of the local paper, Jake Lynch left Eden in 2006 to follow his heart, and general sense of adventure, across the United States to work for recreation and community development nonprofits. But some opportunities are just too good to pass up, and he was very easily lured back to join the Light to Light Camps team in 2016.