Our Stories

Steinberg Family: Hike 100 Challenge

“We love that it gives our family an attainable goal and that it promotes togetherness on the Trail.” The Steinberg family of four (plus a couple four-legged companions) from Rochester, Minnesota completed their Hike 100 Challenge this April, having taken advantage of the #hikefromhome rule change NCTA issued due to the Coronavirus pandemic. “Sam loves […]

Annie Nelson: Halfway Thru

  Annie Nelson’s 2019 Attempt to Hike Half of the North Country Trail In early 2019, Annie Nelson of Minnesota, “a former journalist turned outdoor junkie,” declared that she was going to hike half of the North Country Trail by the end of 2019. “I’ll begin my trek near the trail’s halfway point in lower […]

Isabella Lenhart: Trail User and Volunteer

  An 8-Year-Old’s Passion Grows for the North Country Trail A backpacking trip always gives way to a hearty story. No matter if the weather was rainy or mild, if the trail was flat or rugged, if the hiker physically struggled or thrived – each backpacking journey is a noteworthy accomplishment. Isabella Lenhart’s adventure is […]