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Adventures with a backpack

Joanna Swanson, outreach coordinator for the Superior Hiking Trail Association, will speak at the December meeting of the W.J. McCabe Chapter of the Izaak Walton League on the topic of long distance hiking.  Swanson has logged over 6,000 miles on long-distance hikes, including the Appalachian Trail, Vermont's Long Trail, the inaugural hike of the Great Eastern Trail and three of Minnesota's long-distance trails: the Superior Hiking Trail, the Border Route Trail and the Kekekabic Trail.

The presentation will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave. This event is free and open to the public.

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