Stefan finished the Hike50 Challenge in just one visit! On June 2nd, he ran the 62 mile MUT (Metacomet Ultra Traverse) with a group of CT trail runners. The run took him 19 hr and 52 min to complete! Photo @ Ragged Mtn. Submitted June 15, 2018.
Pradeep S. of Manchester started hiking the trail when it was covered in snow. Having never run or hiked solo before, Pradeep was nervous initially, but the fear made him focus on what he was doing in the moment. He felt a wonderful sense of disconnect from the outside world when he went into the woods and soon began loving the solitude the New England Trail had to offer.
Hiking for these three is a family affair. Jess, Nathan and Zach have section hiked all of the NET in CT and are looking forward to exploring the MA sections this summer. To keep track of their progress, they use a highlighter to color in each section of a map they hung up in their kitchen! Photo @ Mt. Higby. Submitted June 6, 2018
For Darin, Mary and Scarlett the Hike50 Challenge was a family affair! This adventurous trio earned their points by hiking, staying overnight at the Cattails shelter, and by thanking our adopters for their trail work. Scarlett currently holds the title of youngest Hike50 participant! Photo @ Millers Pond, Durham, CT.
Nothing can keep Suzanne off the trail! She started her challenge when there was still several feet of snow on the ground, hiking 6-8 miles every time she went out with her hiking group. The challenge for her has been a great way to get old-timers and newcomers to join together for an adventure.
Photo @ Stratton Mountain, Northfield MA