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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Nimblewill Nomad Reaches Paul Bunyan

Nimblewill Nomad
Nimblewill Nomad reaches Paul Bunyan State Forest
based on a news article at Detroit Lakes Online, "Nimblewill Nomad on hike along North Country National Scenic Trail," by Jean Ruzicka, April 20, 2009

M.J. Eberhard, Nimblewill Nomad, left Lake Sakakwea on March 23. He's now survived two blizzards and frostbitten cheeks, "But it didn’t hurt my looks," the wizened hiker joked.

He had to bail out of impassible trail and walk the North Dakota roads, but he plans to return after he reaches Lake Champlain in New York, to hike those trail miles. In North Dakota, he was supported by Gordon Smith with a van, but now he is backpacking, carrying his own gear and tenting at night.

On Wednesday, he made a stop in Walker, Minnesota, where an Itasca Moraine chapter volunteer provided him with a shower and met him for lunch at the Outdoorsman restaurant. "I had a double dose luncheon," Nimblewill Nomad reported. He ordered a second full lunch special to the astonishment of the waitress.

Nimblewill's journal has him arriving at Grand Rapids, Minnesota on April 17. From there he will turn north on roads to reach Ely and the Kekekabic Trail.

Nimblewill Nomad's NCT Journal

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