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Bend man works to develop backpacking loop around the country

Bend resident Rue McKenrick is working to develop a new, 12,000-mile backpacking loop around the country called the American Perimeter Trail. His mission is to promote environmental conservation. For more information

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    1. I wonder how many permits one would have to purchase to do such a hike. If you have been on the PCT in the last few years, its getting rediculous. The trail is neat idea. it would be awesome to see it run along the edge of the ocean’s all the way around, well 3/4 anyhow.

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