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Westmore Mountain Challange offers marathon-length hike

WESTMORE — On Saturday, October 14, the NorthWoods Stewardship Center will be hosting a marathon-length hiking event through the Northeast Kingdom.

The Westmore Mountain Challenge is a one-day hike traversing 26 miles of trail from Westmore to East Charleston.

Participants will hike Moose Mountain, Mount Hor, Mount Pisgah, Haystack Mountain and Bald Mountain, before finishing up at NorthWoods Stewardship Center.

Organizers say that participant response to the event has been huge, and with almost 120 participants taking part, the trails will be full.

Hikers can choose from a series of different hike lengths before shuttling back to NorthWoods’ East Charleston campus for a hearty dinner, prizes, and presentation by Pavel Cenkl on his recent Arctic Run.

Funds from the event will go towards NorthWoods’ conservation and education programs.

The NorthWoods Conservation Corps employs youth crews each summer to help build and maintain hiking trails in the region, including all of those traversed during the Challenge.

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