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Anandhi Chandran: Hike 100 Finisher

  “It became more about the journey than the destination going solo. I have to say, as much as I enjoy the company of others while backpacking, solo hiking connects you more with nature; you hear more, you see more, and you feel more.” In the summer of 2020, Anandhi Chandran of Farmington Hills, Michigan, […]

57 Continuous Miles

  This new 3.17-mile section of Trail traverses through various types of vegetation, runs along a river, takes in views of two lakes and runs through two wetlands. This section also allows for nearly 57 continuous miles of off-road Trail…   by Kenny Wawsczyk Late last year work began on the infamous Echo Drive reroute. […]

Blake Wirts: Hike 100 Finisher

  “Hiking has helped me get through quarantine and gave me something fun to do and look forward to every week.” Blake Wirts, 13-year-old from Grant, Michigan, recently completed his Hike 100 Challenge. All of his miles were in Michigan, not too far from his home. The Rogue River area is one of his favorite […]