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Joan and Ted Ludtke: Hike 100 Finishers

  By January 31, 2021, Ted had 100.25 miles and Joan had 131.5. The following story is about the “Lost Boy’s Tree,” provided by the Ted and Joan Ludtke of White Cloud, Michigan.   The evening of May 13th called out for a short, last minute, out-and-back hike on the North Country Trail off of […]

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. […]