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Frazee, MN

By karenskurka / April 10, 2005 / 0 Comments

APRIL 10, 2005 — FRAZEE, MN (Andrew has hiked 4937 miles, 64% of his 7,700-mile hike across the continent) Last week, Andrew found one unusual piece of “trail magic.” Andrew enjoyed “one ice cold can of beer that was probably lost by a snow-mobiler.” Andrew thanks his unknown friend for this bit of “trail magic…

Grand Rapids, MN

By karenskurka / April 2, 2005 / 0 Comments

APRIL 2, 2005 — GRAND RAPIDS, MN (Andrew has hiked 4937 miles, 64% of his 7,700-mile hike across the continent) The week of March 27th began with a difficult hike from the Gunflint Lodge area in the Boundary Waters to Ely, MN. Andrew knew he would have to remain on the changing-elevation, snow-covered trail to…

Gunflint Lodge, Boundary Waters, MN

By karenskurka / March 27, 2005 / 0 Comments

MARCH 27, 2005 — GUNFLINT LODGE, BOUNDARY WATERS, MN For the past week, Andrew continued his hike along the shores of Lake Superior on the Superior Hiking Trail. He called from Grand Marais on Tuesday, March 22, 2005. He reported that there is a daily freeze/thaw cycle. The morning temperatures are zero to 10F degrees.…

Silver Bay, MN

By karenskurka / March 15, 2005 / 0 Comments

TUESDAY, MARCH 15 — SILVER BAY, MN Andrew reached Duluth, MN on Sunday March 6th. At this point he is ahead of schedule and will reach the Continental Divide while it is still under heavy snow. He had decided to come home for five days to clean his gear and mentally prepare for the next…

Solon Springs, WI

By karenskurka / March 8, 2005 / 0 Comments

MARCH 8, 2005 — SOLON SPRINGS, WI Last weekend Andrew was remarking on the relative ease with which he made it through the U.P. (compared to his expectations). Old Man Winter must have heard him and sent his fury on northern Wisconsin. The snow began to fall on Monday night and it continued through Wednesday…

Ironwood, MI

By karenskurka / February 24, 2005 / 0 Comments

FEBRUARY 24, 2005 — IRONWOOD, MI Hello Wisconsin and the Central Standard Time Zone!! Andrew has reached the city of Ironwood and will be crossing into Wisconsin tomorrow morning. The past two weeks have been exciting for Andrew. He left Marquette on Monday, February 17th, after a weekend of enjoying the company of friends and…

Marquette, MI

By karenskurka / February 13, 2005 / 0 Comments

FEBRUARY 13, 2005 — MARQUETTE, MI A storm came through Grand Marais on the night of February 7th, and the temperatures dropped. This was actually good news for Andrew since he found it hard to hike through the wet and slushy trails that resulted from a week-long thaw. The temperatures during the week of Feb.…

Grand Marais, MI

By karenskurka / February 6, 2005 / 0 Comments

FEBRUARY 6, 2005 — GRAND MARAIS, MI On Saturday Andrew reached the halfway point of his hike!! Andrew called today from Grand Marais. This is beyond the half waypoint of his journey. Andrew has not had the celebratory half-gallon of Ben and Jerry’s yet. He is waiting to find “just the right flavors” . Three…

Mackinaw City, MI

By karenskurka / January 28, 2005 / 0 Comments

JANUARY 28, 2005 — MACKINAW CITY, MI During the past week, Andrew has experienced the kindness of people, frigid temperatures and a near calamity. Two days after leaving Kalkaska, Andrew reached Alba, and was treated to a “night in” at Wagbo, a local farm community. The people were very warm and hospitable. Andrew was thankful…

Alba, MI

By karenskurka / January 23, 2005 / 0 Comments

JANUARY 23, 2005 — ALBA, MI This week, Andrew’s gear was really tested to assure he is really fit for winter hiking. Andrew sends his many thanks to Ryan Jordan from Backpacking Light Magazine for his great equipment suggestions! Temperatures have been minus 15 -20 in the morning and in the teens throughout the day.…