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MST birthday weekend logs 2,700 miles

MST birthday weekend logs 2,700 miles

An initial tally shows that 434 hikers cumulatively covered 2,756 miles of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail during its birthday weekend Sept. 7 to 9, an average of 6.4 miles per hiker.

 Highlighted stories included that of Mary Stewart, who hiked 36.3 miles in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to reach Clingmans Dome and complete her section hike of the entire MST, making her the trail’s 96th completer and fourth this year. 

All who participated in the birthday weekend hike are invited to add their story at

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