Gary Metz

Hike50 Participant

Date completed: 6/22/2021

Miles: CT Sections 1-7, CT Section 7 to Godwin campsite, CT Section 15

Base: Norwich, CT

Describe the NET: A challenge well worth taking if you have any affection for the outdoors or a great place to just spend the day if you want to escape the asphalt.

What do you love about the NET? The supertrail feel in a long trail package.

Advice for NET hikers: Do it. Walk a short section if new, then a longer section and possibly a few sections after that but do it! 

Trail Story: 

I started the NET by myself with the intention of section hiking the whole thing and I am making considerable progress. Over the last 2 weekends and some short hikes during the last month I have covered over 50 miles of the trail solo, with My girlfriend Amy and my good friend Allen.
It means a lot to me that there is a place I can be with nature and the trail offers varying difficulties for those that are less experienced the opportunity to get out and hike and more importantly, hike with me!
I pulled my first 18 mile day ever on the 19th and I am looking to get longer distance from here out and will be completing the CT section of the trail, at least, this year.

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