Lars Brown

Hike100 Participant

Date completed: 7/20/2021

Miles: I have hiked just over 200 miles on the NET since 1 Jan. Last year are started keeping track of which sections I’d hiked, all of them out and back – so I hike every section – twice. Now I have only Section 14 to complete so I may soon claim to have hiked all of the MA NET sections. 

Base: Belchertown, MA

Describe the NET: Great trail for section hiking. 

What do you love about the NET? If I start early I can usually have the section I’m hiking to myself. On some sections, you can hike a short distance and be away from the noise of roads and highways.

Advice for NET hikers: Good boots, clean water and rain gear…Take a Hike!

Trail Story: 

At 53 I needed a new hobby – one that I could maintain at my own pace and on my own time. Hiking fits this bill. Almost every weekday morning I walk out my door onto Section 10 and get in 2.5 miles on a loop (not all of it NET).
On the weekends I try to get at least one long hike (> 6 miles) and sometimes 2 hikes logged. As of today, I have logged 450+ miles since 1 Jan and I feel great. I’ve dropped 15 pounds and I sleep, very well these days.
Love my smelly, swampy hiking boots that are now like a pair of slippers.