Angela Maxwell Is Walking Around the World for Women

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

Outdoor News Radio – Oct. 19, 2019

A full show greets Outdoor News Radio listeners again this week with a preview of what to expect on Lake Mille Lacs for a winter walleye regulation. Stan Tekiela joins Rob Drieslein to talk monarch butterfly migration, then Jon Hansen from the Minnesota DNR chimes in about the public comment period that wraps up in a few weeks on more than 20 fishing regulation changes around the state. Rob wraps up the show with Craig Engwall from the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association to preview the Nov. 9 Minnesota firearms deer hunting season.

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