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Simon Jaklin: Hike 100 Finisher

  In 2020, Boy Scout Troop 346 of Negaunee, Michigan chose to trek the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore rather than head to scout camp due to coronavirus concerns. One of the Scouts, 12-year-old Simon Jaklin, and his family were then motivated to continue hiking the North Country Trail and pursue the Hike 100 Challenge. This […]

NCTA Joins Michigan DNR’s Forest Management Advisory Committee

  For quite some time, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has been wanting a “trails” voice on their Forest Management Advisory Committee (FMAC). Now, NCTA Regional Trail Coordinator for Michigan, Kenny Wawsczyk, is one of those voices. The FMAC helps the DNR “balance environmental, social and economic issues in managing Michigan’s forest resources.” The […]

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 […]