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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, […]

Annie Nelson: Halfway Thru

  Annie Nelson’s 2019 Attempt to Hike Half of the North Country Trail In early 2019, Annie Nelson of Minnesota, “a former journalist turned outdoor junkie,” declared that she was going to hike half of the North Country Trail by the end of 2019. “I’ll begin my trek near the trail’s halfway point in lower […]

New Maps: North Dakota

If you haven’t hiked in North Dakota you’re missing out! We’ve released revised editions of our North Dakota map series. These maps cover the NCT as it works its way across 432 miles in North Dakota. The NCT in North Dakota traverses large tracts of grasslands, wetlands and working agricultural landscapes. This unique region stands apart from the […]