Jo Josephson is a somewhat retired journalist living in Temple. She is an avid hiker, snowshoer, sea kayaker and photographer. Before joining the board of the High Peaks Alliance, she was active in the Tumbledown Conservation Alliance’s efforts to raise awareness and funds to protect Tumbledown Mountain and surrounding lands in the area in and around Weld from development and to provide access to the existing trails.
Working with the Trust for Public Land, and the Maine Department of Conservation, the Alliance helped raise $8 million to protect 26,000 acres. Her work with the High Peaks Alliance focused primarily on supporting the work of the FlyRod Crosby Trail Committee; though she did serve for a while as secretary to the Board of Directors. In addition to participating in work days on the trail, she used her journalistic and photographic skills to prepare brochures, maps, press releases, walking tours and murals depicting the natural and cultural and economic history of the area in and around the trail.