A Thru-Hike of The North Country Trail                                 -Strider-

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Elizabeth said:   April 23, 2017 5:47 pm PST
Hi there, I've been working on a plan to cross the US by foot using a more northerly network of trails through Washington, Idaho, and into Montana. Originally I had wanted to link up with the NCT but I've decided I'll arrive too late in the season and will need to cut south much sooner. So I've re-routed myself down into south Dakota and Nebraska. Still. I hope someday to get to walk some of the NDT. Anyways, I enjoyed reading your journal! It sounds like you had the journey of a lifetime! Well done.

Robert Keith said:   March 12, 2017 8:15 pm PST
Hello Strider, Great meeting and hiking with you this weekend! Was awesome! Thank you for sharing those great experiences (and not so great) experiences you encountered first hand around the campfire, loved every minute of it. And glad we could catch up on our Wild Hogs quotes. .......don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me

Sharon K King said:   March 5, 2017 4:34 pm PST
Hi, Luke! I enjoyed meeting you yesterday at the Chief Noonday hike. Thanks for the pic, and I hope to see you on the trail. I'll mention you in my blog tonight when I post. You can find it at midlifemoments.me. I hope to hear more of your adventures, and I'll spend some time here reading about the trail. I'm glad to be living in such a beautiful state.

Diann Warner said:   October 28, 2016 2:59 am PST
Thank you 'Strider' for the comprehensive documentation on the trail. I have section hiked several of the national trails and plan to do this one in 2017. Bless you in your future hikes and be safe!

Hoverboards said:   October 7, 2016 10:56 am PST
Would love to learn more about this. Thanks for sharing it. - Hoverboards

Crystal said:   August 5, 2016 7:47 pm PST
I enjoyed your utube interview with Passages, thanks for sharing your input! I'm from the U.P. and have recently started section hiking the NCT!

Jeff said:   April 9, 2016 11:03 am PST
Strider: I really enjoy reviewing your photos. I have never visited this trail. Would you give me permission to use one of your photos on my blog dedicated to long distance hiking trails? I'd like to use your photo for the North Country Trail webpage. If you give me permission, I'll give you full credit. Under the photo, I would included the words "Photo: http://www.stridernct.com/Photos.php" with a backlink to your webpage. Thanks for your consideration. -- Jeff

Michael Sauter said:   March 29, 2016 10:11 pm PST
Just found your journal and started reading it. I'm looking at this thru hike for 4 or 5 years from now. I have to finish the last 1000 miles of the AT first. I got 1200 miles NOBO completed before home finances required me to end my thru hike half way thru.. Looking forward to reading your journal and finding out more about this trail. At 60 years of age the AT was at times challenging but was a great adventure and I met many wonderful people. It will be interesting to compare the types of trail magic on the NCT vs AT. There are so many people,churches and local hikers who spoil the AT hikers in the southern 500 miles but it was great. As I get closer to setting my date I will drop you a line and maybe see you out on the trail. Happy and safe trails to you. Mike Sauter (enigma) AT 2015 section hiker.

Ed Baldwin said:   January 24, 2016 7:21 am PST
Hi Luke. I just started reading your journal. Since I live in Michigan, I started reading there. I am really enjoying your journal. Being the husband of a working wife and father of 4 boys there is not much time for me to run off and live on a trail. Sounds very rewarding though. Due to an upcoming layoff at work myself and a couple friends are going to spend a few days walking the trail somewhere in the UP in May. After reading your journal I am really looking forward to the hike with friends.

Don Celing said:   December 23, 2015 10:21 am PST
I live in Central Wisconsin, my son and I are talking about a section hiking of the NCT, Duluth to Mackinaw City. Your journal entries regarding some of the trouble sections there will help make the trip easier. I have been to many of the scenic attractions along the way, however your photos have inspired me to see all in between. Thank you for the detailed notes.

Diana Atkins said:   October 28, 2015 12:17 pm PST
You are an inspiration to me dude! I am planning on hiking the Appalachian Trail some day just like Granny Gatewood did many years ago. If she can do it, so can I! Nothing better than being out in the woods and exploring. There is much peace and joy in the woods. I hope to see you at the Adventure Summit at Wright State University.

Amy Peacock said:   September 20, 2015 4:08 pm PST
Your trek was truly impressive. I intend on thru hiking the NCT. Could you send me the list of maps and guide books you used? There are so many segment maps and different groups who have different areas covered it is a bit confusing.

Genghis said:   September 11, 2015 11:05 am PST
Just learned this trail goes right through my town in southern MI, Marshall, and I've contacted the city about doing what we can to support it and advertise. Inspired by your trek! Belated congratulations.

Kate Stone said:   September 6, 2015 9:27 am PST
Great presentation at the Solar club. Thank you! How is the book going?

Tall Drink said:   February 2, 2015 8:53 am PST
Our paths crossed at a park/trail shelter in New Breman, OH during my walk across America. I over-nighted there, but with a few remaining hours of daylight left you pushed on. What a great accomplishment. Something you'll never forget. A rare experience that only you can carry through the great walk-of-life. Congrats my kindred spirit friend.

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