Kenneth Smith


There are hundreds of ways to celebrate your 80th birthday. Not many take the path Kenneth Smith chose.

He set out on a 132-mile hike. It’s not really a birthday without a party, so Kenneth invited some friends to go along with him. One catch, you had to be over 80! One was actually 90!

So, with 25-pound backpacks over their shoulders, they set off from Florida’s east coast and headed for the west coast. No nighttime stops at fancy hotels either. This five-person group did it the old-fashioned way, they roughed it!

The only thing more interesting than Smith’s story is hearing the enthusiasm in his voice as he explained it all on the Growing Bolder Radio Show.

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