the home page of the unofficial
North Country Trail Long Distance Hikers

An effort to preserve the information about those who have hiked more than 200 different miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail,
to recognize those who have done so,
to encourage others to hike more of the trail,
and perhaps to form an official North Country Long Distance Hikers Club.

These pages are VERY MUCH under construction. My first effort will be to bring all the documents about the long distance hikers over here from the former North Country Trail web site. Getting all the graphics hooked back up properly and the formatting fixed is turning out to be a big job. The Clubs pages are working, although on some of the links to news articles about their hikes not all of the graphics are working yet.

See Joan Young's program schedule

E2E Hikers
Peter Wolfe finished 1980
Ed Talone 1994
Chet Fromm finished 1995
Andy Skurka finished 2005
Allen Shoup finished 2005
Don Beattie finished 2005
Bart Smith finished 2007
NimblewillNomad 2009
Joan Young finished 2010
Luke Jordan (Strider) 2013
Al Learned 2013
Gail Lowe (Chosen) 2014
James Lunning (Attrition) 2016
Dan Dorrough 2016
Ruth Dorrough 2016
Shane Peltonen 2016

E2E Trippers (all muscle powered, but not all hiking)
Carolyn Hoffman finished 1978
Judy Geisler finished 2011

Click on the mileage clubs to see pictures of these people!

To apply for Long-Distance Hiking Awards on the NCT:

Download the full NCT End-to-End Hike/Trip Policy

Download the application for status as a long-distance hiker

Download the application for a complete E2E Trip/Hike

Download the quick and dirty Recognition Instruction Sheet

eMail completed applications to
Joan H. Young
or mail to Joan H. Young
861 W US 10
Scottville, MI 49454
electronic submissions greatly appreciated!
(LDH Committee Chair)

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It would be welcome if you were inclined to make a small donation. It would take only $60 a year to buy this site its own domain and server space. At some point we might want to actually form a non-profit association. For right now, any donations would not be tax deductible.

visits since April 1, 2009