Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Lancaster Countian Lehman Half Way Thru

Ad Crable, writing in the Lancaster (Pa.) New Era on 10 July 2007, has an article titled "Ernie Lehman's 5 Million Steps." Taking up half of the entire page, it tells local folks about the half-completed thru-hike of one of their own, retired policeman Ernie E. Lehman, Sr.

Lehman is one of those folks who got bewitched by the Trail as a youngster, but couldn't get away for a long distance hike until later in life. He started from Springer on 18 March, made it to Swatara Gap in Pennsylvania, and flip-flopped to Katahdin. "Today, his 105th day on the AT, he was somewhere in the 100 Mile Wilderness." When he gets back to Swatara Gap this fall, he plans on just walking the 30 miles back to his house.

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