John Northrup celebrating finishing all of the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
"Out of the strain of the doing, Into the peace of the done." ~Julia Woodruff, Gone
We are often asked what we do on our days off; well for one LeConte employee, the answer is hiking. John Northrup officially finished all of the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We are super proud of him. He came here with a goal and completed it on his last days off the mountain. it was great hearing stories about his long days on the trails. Some hikes were in the 30 to 35 mile range.
You might ask what John's next big goal is? The answer would be getting married to the love of his life that he met his first year as a crew member. This time next month, John and Bonnie will be putting on their best wedding clothes and tying the knot. Don't worry, I will be sure and take pictures :)
John trying to figure out what to do with his Vasque boots that traveled with him on all of the trails. I say bronze them.
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