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Laura Brandon: NCNST Long Distance Hiker

  Laura Brandon Detroit, Mich. Central patch + Michigan and 1,000-Mile rockers The morning of June 1, 2022, my love, Andy, drove me from Detroit to Waldron, to the Ohio border where I would start my trek north through the state of Michigan, following the route of the North Country National Scenic Trail. After five […]

Nancy Shepherd: NCNST Long Distance Hiker

  Nancy Shepherd Wooster, Ohio Central patch + Ohio and Mackinac Bridge rockers I have dreamed of hiking the North Country [National Scenic] Trail for many years, but obligations always seemed to get in the way. Then I found the Buckeye Trail (BT) circuit hike group. I joined up, and by hiking a bit each […]

Tracy Hager: NCNST Long Distance Hiker

  Tracy Hager East Palestine, Ohio Central patch + Pennsylvania rocker I began hiking the North Country [National Scenic] Trail in 2016. It began during a night hike with the NCTA Wampum Chapter. I had no idea at the time, that I would begin the journey to complete the entire state of Pennsylvania.  I hiked […]