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

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Greg Wehner said:   August 4, 2013 6:17 pm PST
Just read an article in the Kalamazoo Gazette and am amazed at the journey, Enjoying the pics and journal, look forward to keeping up all the way to the finish line. Take Care - Greg

Sandy H said:   August 4, 2013 5:02 pm PST
Very interesting journey you are on. I with I would have known you were in W. Michigan (Croton Dam Area) Just read the article in the GR Press. Keep strong & safe. God bless and protect you. Happy trails !!

Heather Johnson said:   August 4, 2013 2:29 pm PST
I ran into you today about 5 miles North of Milford, OH. It's an honor to meet you! It's a shame I didn't know as much about your hike as I should have when I met you- come to find out I was in YOUR neck of the woods in 2011 when I hiked 6 of the mountains (and 50 miles of the trail) on the SHT. Beautiful country you have up there! I hope you enjoy the rest of your hike. 2900 miles down. Wow, well played!

Jochen Ditterich said:   August 4, 2013 6:03 am PST
I am glad you did not wait till you are 60. then it is to late. My wife and I did a cross country Tandem trip in 1987, when we were in the 50th, it was almost to late, 8000+miles and 5 1/2 month later. I still think about it every day. I am proud of you to this great trip. Jochen

Dan Edwards said:   August 2, 2013 10:43 pm PST
I hope you have a great time when you pass through my area of the Allegheny National Forest. We here at are house wish you a good and safe adventure you are undertaking.

Rick VanderWoude said:   August 1, 2013 11:02 am PST
Hey, Strider, I really enjoyed the interview you gave on You Tube. Hang in there and be strong. Blessings!

Jean Morris Trumbauer said:   July 30, 2013 6:52 pm PST
Stirider: Finally found your blog after looking off & on for some time on hiking blog sites. Saw the video from David's Passage on FB tonite. Caught up with your April blogs & look forward to more. Read you worked on SHT - I hiked it in 1995 & wrote a book about it - Superior Journey: Diary of a Dream. I am a much slower hiker than you!! But older too. Have kept up somewhat on FB on the NCT site. Best of luck in the last 1/2 of trek! I look forward to rest of your blogs & will keep up w/ them now,

Nancy Lindsay said:   July 30, 2013 3:20 pm PST
Hello Luke: I'm finally connecting with you. My friend Kippi, my husband Mark Lindsay and I (Nancy) met you in Conway Mich. the beginning of July. We were sitting at the Park Place Cafe off of Crooked Lake. It was such a pleasure meeting you and having you share your story with us. We wish you well in your journey. You're an amazing young man and will follow you along the way. Hope you meet many more trail angels...well deserved!

Kevin J. Gray said:   July 30, 2013 11:17 am PST
Mentioned you in an article on the Dayton City Paper today which talks about the trail network that goes through Ohio. Thought you'd like to see it, so here's the link. http://www.daytoncitypaper.com/hit-the-trails/ If you need a place to crash, shower, etc., in Dayton, hit me up.

Paul Adler said:   July 29, 2013 5:16 pm PST
Strider, you are my hero, man! I did my first 40+ on the NCT in Michigan's U.P. last fall with my brother and was hooked! My short term goal is to walk across the U.P...and then who knows from there. It was a great experience that most won't have or understand. That's more woods for us...that's what I say. I do want to know one thing...and maybe it's in your Journal. What's in your pack? Best of luck. I'll be following you!

Brett Powers said:   July 29, 2013 11:39 am PST
I love reading your journal entries. Hope you add more. I didn't hear about this till you got to Lowell. I would have helped you out up in the Rockford MI area had I known! Good Luck.

Gale Bunch said:   July 22, 2013 9:11 am PST
Strider, sorry I missed you when you went through Kalamazoo Co. Wish I had caught you in Hickory Corners things would have been different for you. Good luck on the rest of your journey.

Barb Cazier said:   July 19, 2013 7:09 am PST
Strider, it was a pleasure and an honor to share the day with you at our home on 7/15/13 in Kent City Mi. Hope all is going well for you on your journey. Can't wait to read that you crossed the finish line in New York. Best of luck!!! Barb Cazier

Ted Bentley said:   July 17, 2013 5:19 am PST
It was a pleasure to meet you in Lowell with the rest of the NCT crew.

Lorana, your "other" mother! said:   July 16, 2013 4:26 am PST
Luke, Great to see you passing the halfway mark and in Lowell today. Am really enjoying watching your progress and pulling for you with each step. It's all downhill from here! :)

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