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Mesick, MI

By karenskurka / January 18, 2005 / 0 Comments

JANUARY 18, 2005 — MESICK, MI Andrew has resumed his hike. After a short holiday visit to his home in Seekonk, MA, Andrew flew back to Battle Creek, MI on Wednesday January 5th. Tom Garnett, President of the Chief Noonday Chapter of the North Country Trail, met Andrew at the airport. Tom and his wife,…

Seekonk, MA

By Andrew Skurka / January 4, 2005 / 0 Comments

JANUARY 4, 2005 — SEEKONK, MA I leave for Michigan tomorrow afternoon and will start hiking again on Thursday morning from where I left off on December 20th. It was nice to be home and to spend time with my family over the holidays, but I am definitely looking forward to being back on the…

Seekonk, MA

By Andrew Skurka / December 20, 2004 / 0 Comments

DECEMBER 20, 2004 — SEEKONK, MA Andrew here. I arrived home earlier this evening for the holidays. I will post an update about my final week on the trail in 2004 within the next few days, and I also plan to post pictures and to add some new content while I am home. It feels…

Defiance, OH

By karenskurka / December 13, 2004 / 0 Comments

DECEMBER 13, 2004 — DEFIANCE, OH Andrew passed the 3000 mile mark this week! Andrew hiked along the Little Miami scenic trail for 60 miles after leaving Milford, Ohio. He entered Dayton, Ohio and realized it was the most urban area he had passed through in a long time. He met Woody and Harriet, local…

Milford, OH

By karenskurka / December 5, 2004 / 0 Comments

DECEMBER 5, 2004 — MILFORD, OH A nasty storm came through around the first of December. Andrew made it to the Shawnee State Park where the manager, Kevin Bradbury and his wife, provided a place for the night. Kevin is very knowledgeable about the geology and culture of the area and shared that knowledge with…

Peebles, OH

By karenskurka / November 29, 2004 / 0 Comments

NOVEMBER 29, 2004 — PEEBLES, OH The past week has been one of varied topography and population. Andrew hiked from Marietta, northwest to Logan. He hiked through the “Old Man’s Cave” forest area. The rock formation in this forest has some massive over-hangs rising above a river with some mighty waterfalls. The story is reported…

Marietta, OH

By karenskurka / November 20, 2004 / 0 Comments

NOVEMBER 20, 2004 — MARIETTA, OH After leaving the Warner house, Andrew hiked among a series of man-made lakes in Eastern Ohio. The size of the RV camps and the marinas leads one to believe that the area has a large summer population, however, at this time of year, the area is deserted. That allowed…

Magnolia, OH

By karenskurka / November 13, 2004 / 0 Comments

NOVEMBER 13, 2004 — MAGNOLIA, OH Andrew’s hike to this point has been a wilderness hike. This week the hike became a “people hike.” The people of western PA and eastern OH have gone out of their way to help Andrew and offer comfort and companionship. Andrew returned to his hike on November 8th. Gail,…

Seekonk, MA

By Andrew Skurka / November 6, 2004 / 0 Comments

NOVEMBER 6, 2004 — SEEKONK, MA Andrew here, home this weekend for an early Thanksgiving. (My current location on the trail is about an hour north of Pittsburgh, from where it is easy to get home as compared to Wayne National Forest in southeast Ohio, where I will likely be for the actual holiday). I…

Clarion, PA

By karenskurka / November 2, 2004 / 0 Comments

NOVEMBER 2, 2004 — CLARION, PA Since October 20, Andrew hiked on the Finger Lakes Trail to the North Country Trail, through the Allegheny National Forest and on to Pennsylvania. He is now in PA hiking on roads and small sections of trail. After nine days of rain, the weather finally cleared. He saw his…