Our Stories


2022 Friend of the Trail Awards

  Friend of the Trail Award recipients are employees of units of governance or organizations whose leadership, accommodations, and active collaboration have substantially benefited the North Country National Scenic Trail or the North Country Trail Association, not working solely in the capacity of an NCTA member. Tammy Cefalu, USFS, Superior National Forest. Tammy has provided […]

Judy Conrad: NCNST Long Distance Hiker

  Judy Conrad Pellston, Mich. Michigan Judy has previously received the Central Patch, 1,000-Mile and Mackinac Bridge rockers.  On May 13, 2016, I joined the Softies who were hiking across the UP of Michigan. I joined them in Grand Marais as they were hiking east. I thought it would be really cool if I could […]

Bill Stone: NCNST Long Distance Hiker

  Bill Stone Moorhead, Minn. Central patch + North Dakota; 1,000 Miles In 2015 I participated in my last triathlon, deciding that due to being unable to run because of past back and knee injuries, I was done with marathons and triathlons. Now I get to hike the Trail with Beau, my Golden Retriever. Then […]