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UltraPedestrians North Loop Trail May 9 and May 10, 4/4/2019

Lake County Libraries are excited to host Ras & Kathy Vaughan, aka Team UltraPedestrian, for a multimedia presentation of their latest thru-hike. The UP North Loop is a 2,600 mile linkup of the Idaho Centennial Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Pacific Northwest Trail, and Oregon Desert Trail that runs through Lake County. Team UltraPedestrian will be at the Christmas Valley Community Hall Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:30 PM, at the Paisley Community Hall on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1:30 PM, and at the Main Library – Lakeview Meeting Room on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM.

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On May 14th, 2018, the Vaughans set out hiking south on the Idaho Centennial Trail from the small town of Hammett, Idaho. At 4:22:00 pm on Monday, November 5th, after covering more than 2,600 miles on foot over the course of 174 days they returned to their starting point to complete the first ever UP North Loop. Their epic journey took them across the breadth and width of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
In this free public program, Ras & Kathy share the origins of and inspiration for the UP North Loop; the unique physical, mental, and logistical challenges it poses; the thrill of confronting nearly six straight months of doubts, question marks, and uncertainty; and the beautiful brutality of seeing your plans crumble before your very eyes. Join Ras & Kathy for an evening of laughter, information and inspiration.
For more information about this program, please contact Library Director Amy Hutchinson at 541-947-6019 or For more information about Team UltraPedestrian contact Ras Vaughan at or check out