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AMC’s Best Day Hikes in New Jersey:

Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in the Garden State, from the Skylands to the Shore, by Priscilla Estes

Hikes in all 21 Counties…70-Hike Appendix…
Perfect for the Beginning to Intermediate HIker…
Only $19.95

Writing, Hiking, and Sound Healing.



Get Outside to Go Inside

Get out of your head, so you can get back in, with nature and gong therapy. 

upcoming appearances


Hiking, Yoga, and Gong session by appointment. 

Watch this space for news of hikes, yoga and gong events, and other interesting goings on in Western North Carolina, especially the Waynesville/Asheville areas.


Presentations for Your Events

Ask me to speak at your event! My Power Point presentations are tailored for your audience. 

Presentation Topics include:
(1) The Story of Writing a Hiking Book:  A Journey to Self-Confidence;  (2) The Story of Writing a Hiking Book: Thinking Outside the Box; (3) The Story of Writing a Hiking Book: For Health, Inspiration, and Motivation

“Priscilla Estes was the guest speaker at the Hiker’s Social for the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club.  She engaged the group with new and refreshing ideas of outdoor places to discover throughout the state of New Jersey.  Using her leadership skills, Priscilla describes adventures you can take in these places with information that will make your trip safe, fun, and rewarding. We all left with a renewed desire to get outside in this beautiful state.”

Susan Weida

Chapter Chair, Delaware Valley Chapter of the AMC

“Priscilla Estes was recently invited  to our team event and she gave a thoughtful, engaging and uplifting talk about her passion for hiking and writing. Her presentation was followed by a lively and interactive question and answer session in which Priscilla shared her diverse experiences with leading local hikes, gong therapy and writing.”

Aleksandar Skuban, MD

Sr Director, Otsuka

“Your [Sourland Conservancy] talk was a masterful combination of a ton of useful information and also a lot of yourself and your humor shining through — it was so much fun!”
Margaret Martinosi, Ph.D.

New Jersey Hiker

Healing with the Gong

Enjoy sound immersion and release tension with the gong. Gongs rejuvenate the parasympathetic nervous system and positively affect overall body harmonics.

Available for 60-minute Sound Healing sessions with the Gong, in the privacy of my home in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina (Waynesville, NC). Contact me for more details.

Gong For Writers

Through the vibrational powers of the gong, combined with breath work, gentle postures, meditation, and chanting, tap into your intuition (your soul) and ask for guidance. Remove blocks and clarify your message.