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Teen’s Long Path Thru-Hike Supports Trail Conference
Congratulations to Bryce and Donald Hopper on completing their Long Path thru-hike in July.
The father-daughter pair hiked 358 miles in just 21 days! Bryce is a 16-year-old National Honor Society (NHS) student at Rondout Valley High School in Ulster County, N.Y. Each year, NHS members must select a personal project that benefits the community at large. A passionate hiker and outdoor enthusiast, Bryce chose to support the Trail Conference through her thru-hike of “New York’s Greatest Trail.”
“I love hiking and have wanted to hike this specific trail among others like the Appalachian Trail and the Vermont Long Trail for a long time. So I figured, why not give my passions a purpose?” Her extensive hiking and wilderness experience prepared Bryce to take on the challenge of becoming a Long Path End-to-Ender. Bryce was successful in raising more than $3,000 in support of the Trail Conference's mission—thank you!
Read more about Bryce’s adventure and stay up-to-date on Long Path news by joining the Facebook group Friends of the Long Path.