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Young hiker walks North Dakota to New York on North Country Trail

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The Outdoor Journal

By Howard Meyerson

John D Rockefeller, the American industrialist once said: “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”

He might have been talking about 23-year-old Luke “Strider” Jordan, the good-natured Minnesota hiker now walking the entire 4,600 mile North Country National Scenic Trail.

Jordan set out from North Dakota in March and endured six-weeks of unseasonably deep snow, hiking on snowshoes. There were days he woke and found his tent, shoes, food and water frozen.

Jordan set off on his six-and-a-half month trek as a sort of personal pilgrimage, needing to clear his head after graduating college with a degree in ecology and natural resources.

He didn’t expect to suffer heat exhaustion in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, or be ravaged by record-high mosquito populations in those north woods. He never…

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Who is GreenPackin’? GreenPackin’ is a company that believes in providing only healthy and organic foods and other organic, biodegradable and low impact backpacking, hiking and outdoors products. We are reaching out to those who are passionate about backpacking, hiking and the outdoors and desire to leave a minimal impact on the environment. An integral part of the GreenPackin’ shipping process is the development of a network of Inns, Hostels and other lodging types that are frequented by backpackers, hikers and cyclists. We also enlist the help of shuttle providers along the trails. GreenPackin’ will ship your order to these locations. For planning purposes, take a look at our Google maps accessible through this site. Using these established networks allows a hiker greater flexibility with planning mail drops and also ensuring that you will always be able to obtain the foods and products you want and enjoy. These networks are a vast improvement to the typical US Post Office General Delivery option often employed by long distance backpackers and hikers. GreenPackin’ is not limited to shipping to trail locations only, we will be happy to ship to your home or any other location you request. David Jenerick Founder / President of GreenPackin'

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