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Jay Readey: Supporter Spotlight

  “In any event, for all these reasons, I wanted to bring my NCT membership current and obtain maps to help plan my trip next year.”   by Jay Readey Based in the south suburbs of Chicago, I am generally a trail lover. One of my crowning achievements is “inventing” and promoting a 220-mile long […]

Rachel Brag: NCT Long Distance Hiker

  Rachel Brag Kindred, ND Central patch + North Dakota rocker Compiled by Joan Young My record of my days in North Dakota: Started May 4, 2019. Finished June 6, 2020. Fastest hike: 12 miles in three hours (Mile 227.9 to 239.9). Longest day: September 26, 2019. 50K in a day. 31.2 miles with a […]

Brian Tanzman: NCT Long Distance Hiker

  Brian Tanzman The Villages, FL End-to-End Hiker #19 Compiled by Joan Young Day 156, Mile 2,863 for 2020: I finally finished the entire NCT! This year [2020] I hiked from North Dakota to Piqua, OH and I completed the eastern 2,000 miles to Piqua in 2018. I’m not really sure how to sum up […]