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Summit, NJ


Kara Richardson Whitely is an author & speaker featured on Oprah's Lifeclass and Self, Redbook and American Hiker. Her book Gorge will be released in 2015.


Kara Richardson Whitely's blog of adventures and issues on the journey to wellness.


Oh My Gorge!

Kara Whitely

 A beautiful shout out from my friend and teacher Cheryl Strayed.

A beautiful shout out from my friend and teacher Cheryl Strayed.

So here we are, less than two weeks from the official publication date and a lot of wonderful things are happening for Gorge!  

Redbook named Gorge as one of "Five Fabulous, Possibly Life-Changing Books" in the April edition of the magazine. ran an awesome excerpt:

Backpacker magazine included Gorge in their Spring Book Preview. (6 books for every backpackers reading list) and said my story as a plus-size adventurer  "is as inspiring as it is refreshing." 

Your Tango published a piece I wrote about body acceptance and it since been picked up by xoJane and Pop Sugar Fitness!


I've been doing dozens of radio interviews all over the country. Here's one that was really awesome with The Tom Williams Show on Utah Public Radio.

There are a number of other things in the works that I can't wait to tell you about!

In the meantime, I better get packing! I'm gearing up for my tour -- please come meet me on the road!

Happy trails, Dear Ones!