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Bart Smith nears end of his NST journey

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Sep. 26, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
September 26, 2008 2:59 pm

I heard from Bart Smith, the Lakewood man who is hiking the 16,000 miles of the National Scenic Trail system.

Bart is spending a rest day in Lima, Mont., as he hikes the Continental Divide Trail. He has about 100 miles to go before completing his quest to hike all eight national scenic trails, crossing through 35 states.

Bart said he now plans to complete his journey on Wednesday. He will hike a short section of the trail inside Yellowstone National Park, ending his 16-year journey at Old Faithful.

He’s off later that day for Washington, D.C. where he will take part in the 40th anniversary celebration of the signing of the National Trail System Act. Bart will give a presentation of his journey at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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