The competition results are in for the Chief Noonday Chapter Hiker
Challenge Cup, Version 2011.
The basic challenge was
to see who could hike the most new miles on the North Country
Trail in 2011. Miles on the Trail could only be
counted once, and in one direction, for the year.
You must be a member of the Chief Noonday Chapter
at some point during the year. To become a member, go
North Country Trail web site, select the
type of membership
you want, and pick “Chief Noonday Chapter” for your
Only North Country Trail miles can be counted.
(Our primary goal is to get people out to see different
sections of the Trail.)
Any segment can be counted only once during the
year. Even for Adopters.
Cross country skiing is a legitimate mode of
hiking. After all, our goal is to get people on the
If you use a wheelchair and can find someone to push you,
that will count for both of you. See the goal in item 4.
Please don't wait until December 31
to submit all your miles to win the contest. Please
report your miles with a reasonable frequency,
especially if you are one of the leaders.
Report your miles and Trail segment ID to
Larry Pio in
via email or by postal mail to:
Portage, MI 49002
A couple years ago we noted hikers doing
over 200 miles of trail lifetime would be on the
NCTA web site as being “Hikers of Note”. In a Web site
rebuild, that portion is no longer listed — but Joan
Young is still maintaining the list on her
North Country Trail News blog. However, we
will list Chief Noonday Hikers of Note on
our Web site.
Our award levels will be 200 miles, 500
miles, 1000 miles, 2000 miles, etc.
In 2009 Ron
Sootsman became a Chief Noonday Hiker of Note.
Very likely there are several others who have
accomplished this in the past. Why not add your name to