Our Stories

Duane Lawton: NCNST Long Distance Hiker

Duane Lawton Michigan (previously received central patch + 1000 Miles and Mackinac Bridge) Right after retiring in 2006, I undertook a multi-day hike in the Porkies and Trap Hills with cousins. I had discovered there was a trail there called the “North Country Trail.” Then having just moved north, I discovered there was a local […]

Cynthia Clemens: NCNST Long Distance Hiker

Cynthia Clemens Central patch + Ohio, Michigan, 1000 Miles, and Mackinac Bridge Like many other “hikers,” I began my journey as a “walker,” enjoying time with friends in our neighborhoods chatting and walking for therapy and exercise. If we go back even further, my dad was an avid walker, walking five miles most every day, […]

2023 Volunteer Awards: Trail Maintainer

  Dan Dueweke Since moving to Michigan and joining the NCTA Jordan Valley 45° Chapter around 2019, Dan has provided a tremendous amount of trail maintenance knowledge and experience. He organizes Chapter Trail Adopters and is an Adopter himself. He is an expert on using and maintaining quiet tools including axes and crosscut saws, as […]