Angela Maxwell Is Walking Around the World for Women

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On May 2, 2014, with $12,000 saved, Angela Maxwell left her best friend’s home in Bend, Oregon, to start a five-year walk around the world. There’s no pre-approved path for the small ranks of pedestrian circumnavigators, the dozen or so people who’ve claimed they’ve walked around the world —so Maxwell devised her own route. She traveled the 175 miles to Portland, and then across western Australia. She next headed to Vietnam, where she hiked 60 miles from Da Nang to Hue and then spent three weeks recovering from dengue fever. A year into her circumnavigation, she arrived in Mongolia. One night, a two weeks’ hike from Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar, in a valley surrounded by mountains, a stranger entered her tent and raped her. “It was the moment that every woman is afraid of before they go out into the world,” the 37-year-old former business consultant says. After the attack—“it was over in minutes,” Maxwell says—her assailant left. Maxwell packed her gear, hiked a few miles

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This week’s Outdoor News Radio includes a forecast for the Minnesota Pheasant Opener on Oct. 12. Will snow and standing crops hinder the hunt this weekend? Host Rob Drieslein then talks nongame with Backyard and Beyond columnist Stan Tekiela. Later, Tony Peterson joins Rob to chat about the heart of whitetail archery hunting season. Finally, a new employee, Brainerd native Abigail (Hehner) Dupay, visits to talk about her background and role as the new Outdoor News video specialist.

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