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Andrew Turner: NCNST Long Distance Hiker

  Andrew Turner Bellaire, Mich. Central patch + Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Mackinac Bridge, 1000 Miles, 2000 miles, and 3000 miles This is how I spend my vacation time, chipping off unique miles with the goal of full completion in the distant future. Maybe it has become an obsession at this point, but what an […]

Terri Lindberg: NCNST Long Distance Hiker

  Terri Lindberg Delton, Mich. Central patch + 1,000 Miles Although I lived close to the Trail in Lowell and have hiked Lowell, Rockford, and Yankee Springs numerous times, I didn’t start tracking mileage until 2019. I decided to start tracking mileage because I retired and contemplated hiking Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. I read an article […]

Grant Seaman: NCNST Long Distance Hiker

  Grant Seaman Canisteo, New York Central patch + Pennsylvania rocker In 2012, I started my challenge to hike the 46 highest peaks in New York State and become a “46er,” subsequently completing this challenge in the summer of 2017. I then wondered if there was a hiking challenge I could start closer to home. […]