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Judy Conrad: NCT Long Distance Hiker

  Judy Conrad Pellston, Mich. Central patch + Mackinac Bridge and 1,000-Mile rockers Compiled by Joan Young In the summer of 2015, I had been hiking with some girl friends who hike, bike, or snowshoe year-round on Wednesdays – we call ourselves the WOW ladies – when I noticed blue blazes on the trees and […]

Bill Courtois: NCT Long Distance Hiker

  Bill Courtois Ann Arbor, Mich. Central patch + Mackinac Bridge and 1,000-Mile rockers Compiled by Joan Young I “discovered” the NCT at Naomikong Overlook no later than the spring of 1999. Naomikong is located at the bottom of Lake Superior’s Whitefish Bay. I was hooked! I did some research and found the NCTA and, […]

Sasha Ospina and Dan Vogler: Volunteer Spotlight

  2020 Outstanding Private Landowner Award Sasha Ospina, Circle Pines Center. The Center is a longtime private cooperative that offers many groups a place for retreats in a serene wooded setting. They permitted the Chief Noonday Chapter to take the Trail off-road to go all the way on their property, plus permitted parking for hikers, […]