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  • A hiker stands at a table full of various foods inside a covered shelter. The hiker is pulling a piece of bread out of a bag.
    Roman Battaglia
    Jefferson Public Radio
    Every year, some of the most committed backpackers brave over 2,600 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail, on their way from Mexico to Canada. When they see a road for the first time in days, they’re occasionally lucky enough to run into helpful people waiting with fresh fruit or cold beer to greet them. On the PCT, this backpacking experience known as “trail magic” is alive and well.
  • Donald Martin traveled over 2,400 miles with his wagon and steer companion named Last Ox.
    Courtesy of Donald Martin
    One Oregon man has hiked the entire Oregon Trail, traveling over 2,400 miles in three months.