Monday, June 29, 2009

Lakewalker Halfway Around Michigan

Loreen Niewenhuis
halfway there (photo from the LakeWalk blog)
received from Loreen Niewenhuis

On June 16, I marked the halfway point of my trek around Lake Michigan within sight of the Mackinac Bridge. From there I could look across the Straits of Mackinac and see the beginning of the second half of the trek stretching out before me in the Upper Peninsula. It feels amazing to have come so far and to have seen so much of the lakeshore.

In July, I will complete Segments 7 & 8. Segment 7 begins in St. Ignace in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and ends in Escanaba. This segment is approximately 165 miles long and will take 11 days.

I will take a day or two off in Escanaba, then continue on Segment 8 down the west side of Green Bay to the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin. I will take a day off in Green Bay before heading overland across the Door Peninsula to the city of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. This segment is approximately 150 miles long.

In August I will complete Segment 9 from Manitowoc to Milwaukee. Then, in September I will finish the trek by walking from Milwaukee to Chicago (Segment 10).

Check out the blog for photos of the trek so far and for future reports on these upcoming segments.

Thanks for following my adventure. I'm having the time of my life!

-Loreen Niewenhuis.

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Shelley said...

This is so impressive! I have to imagine a lot of great scenery!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Yes, it is a really catchy idea. I tried to connect with her for a day, but we couldn't work out the schedule.

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