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Tami Stagman: NCNST Long Distance Hiker

Tami Stagman Central patch + Michigan, 1000 Miles, and Mackinac Bridge This all began in 2012 with friends John and Nancy Briggs. John was the President of the NCTA Grand Traverse Chapter and they had a challenge to hike the 100 miles that the Chapter maintained, so I decided to give it a go. I […]

Arlette Laan: NCNST Long Distance Hiker

Arlette “Apple Pie” Laan End-to-End Hiker; central patch + Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota; 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 miles I started my hike on April 8, 2021 in Defiance, Ohio, and finished my hike on February 21, 2022 back in Defiance. From Defiance, I went Eastbound toward Vermont and […]