Michigan Shore-to-Shore Virtual Trail Register

Welcome to the Michigan Shore-to-Shore Virtual Trail Register Homepage.  This is where you sign in as you virtually hike the STS with our little band of adventurers.

(If you haven’t started to read A Walk Across Michigan yet, signing a Trail Register won’t make a lot of sense–start reading, get your boots on and come hike with us!)

If you’re ready to sign one of the STS Trail Registers, click on the buttons below.  You can also see who else has started and finished the journey in the records below.  Don’t forget to enjoy the Journey–that’s what Dad said!  

(Please note that it may take up to 48 hours for your response to post in the Trail Registers)

STS Virtual Hikers

Virtual Hikers Who Signed in at Oscoda

10/7/2016 22:15:05 R Scott Martin Jr Detroit Novice Love to be out in nature, Fun, Looking for adventure 50-59 Male
9/20/2016 14:29:28 Tom Poirier ~Painless Canton, MI Dentist Grand Canyon, RTR x3, Hermit trail , sections of the Tonto trail
Escalante region, Bryce, and Zion NP
Virginia section of the Appalachian tr
Love to be out in nature, Mom said I had to go outside and play, to loose myself 70-79 Male
9/15/2016 19:38:28 Jessica Schwarz Jess Saginaw Teacher I have done day hikes but never anything longer than 15 miles. I am, however an athlete and avid runner so I’m pretty sure I’ll be fine. 🙂 I am taking this virtual hike to prepare for the real one next summer. Love to be out in nature, Running away, Fun, Looking for adventure 35-49 Female
5/25/2016 13:13:16 Tanya AuntTanyaHikes Berkley Teacher Day hikes and long portages with canoes only. Backpacking when I was a child.

My aunt hiked the STS trail with her girl scout troop as a girl, and it has been a dream of mine since learning about it. I hope to find information here to help plan a trip and make the dream a goal and eventually a reality.

Looking for adventure, To share the experiences with my niece and nephews 35-49 Female
5/23/2016 8:54:56 Virginia Ball Virginia Ball Grand Rapids Retired teacher I’ve only biked short trails – Cedar Springs to Sand Lake; Grand Rapids to Rockford; Rockford to Cedar Springs.
Trails at Hofmaster State Park are the only ‘walking’ trails.
Love to be out in nature 70-79 Female
5/20/2016 23:01:02 Rae Jones Lansing retired I like to take long walks along the Riverwalk. Never been on a proper hike. Love to be out in nature, Looking for adventure, Mom said I had to go outside and play 60-69 Female
4/16/2016 15:31:37 Carol Prevost Livonia retired Many day hikes, especially Kensington Metro Park. We’ve day hiked in the Appalachians many years ago including a day hike on the AT. Hiking most places we visited around the country, but day hikes. Love to be out in nature, Fun, peaceful 60-69 Female
4/14/2016 17:32:47 Geoffrey Tittyung Redbeard Ypsilanti Supervisor – Scholastic Book Fairs Isle Royale x2
Waterloo-Pinckney Trail x7
Many NCT miles
Love to be out in nature, To find myself 26-35 Male
4/13/2016 7:24:57 Barbara Smith Farmington Hills Homemaker and a follower of Christ Years ago we started close to home–Brighton, Pinckney, etc. Later, moving to Washington State we found trails 100-200 miles from our home in any direction. Those were great vacations with family and those who came to visit. The Cascade Mountains are beautiful and sometimes a great challenge especially for our four year old when he began trekking with us. In 2007 my husband and I followed the Greenstone Ridge on Isle Royale. We covered 50+ miles in 3+ days; we would never try that again that fast. But when you are finished with a hike like that you soon forget how difficult it was and only remember the best parts! As a result, you find yourself planning a new trip as soon as you return home. Another very challenging trip in 2008 was the Jordan River Trail in Northwestern Michigan. It is not so well marked and as I recall has some rather steep climbs along the way. It seems we always realized too late we took too much “stuff”! Love to be out in nature, Running away, To find myself, Fun, Looking for adventure, Mom said I had to go outside and play, The woods are a place for me to meditate and connect with my Creator and the Creator of the Universe–He is there everywhere I look! 70-79 Female
3/7/2016 15:40:11 Pam Redford Twp. Library Clerk Love to be out in nature 60-69 Female
2/23/2016 20:51:37 Michael Karaman Kerosene Plymouth, MN Healthcare IT product executive Expert (Long Trail SOBO-’79; AT sections-’73-’14) Love to be out in nature, Fun 50-59 Male
2/7/2016 14:18:25 Karen McDermott Gimp Garden City Mi seamstress Non
Fell in a golfer hole on my first and only try
????? 60-69 Female
1/29/2016 9:35:40 Kara trudging along Westland Grandma none sounds interesting and like fun 70-79 Female
1/28/2016 19:20:59 MarianneCobak HikingGramma Toledo Ohio Retired teacher Walking the city parks Love to be out in nature, Fun 80-89 Female
1/21/2016 7:15:44 Kara trudging along Westland Grandma none sounds interesting and like fun 70-79 Female
1/20/2016 17:11:15 Dan Pricopio Warren, Mi Sales/Recruiting Novice Love to be out in nature, Fun, Looking for adventure, Mom said I had to go outside and play 50-59 Male
1/12/2016 18:27:21 Susan SillySue Middle Tennessee Mother/wife/part time accounting Numerous trails in Smokey Mountains in East TN

Middle TN: Fierry Gizzard, Great Stone Door, Savage Gulf, Burgess Falls, Fall Creek Falls, Ranger Falls

Georgia: Cloudland Canyon State Park

Love to be out in nature 50-59 Female
1/12/2016 18:27:21 Susan SillySue Middle Tennessee Mother/wife/part time accounting Numerous trails in Smokey Mountains in East TN

Middle TN: Fierry Gizzard, Great Stone Door, Savage Gulf, Burgess Falls, Fall Creek Falls, Ranger Falls

Georgia: Cloudland Canyon State Park

Love to be out in nature 60-69 Male
12/25/2015 21:00:10 Thomas Grant Tom Troy Mi Bank Manager Experienced day hiker. Never more than 15 miles. Would like to do more. Love to be out in nature, Looking for adventure, Love to walk 50-59 Male
12/14/2015 17:39:45 Kim Scobie kimbilly Ring Creek, BC homemaker I live in a small community on the edge of Garibaldi Park, in British Columbia. I have hiked to Elfin Lakes up here, which is about 14 miles round-trip. I am an experienced hiker, but almost all day trips. I love doing a 3-6 mile day hike to go swimming in a lake, but haven’t been able to do as much the last couple of years. I am enjoying the beginning of this journey. Love to be out in nature, Running away, To find myself, Fun, Looking for adventure, amateur mycologist, dog exercise 50-59 Female
12/5/2015 8:39:01 Yvonne Buffalo Gal Livonia Library Clerk with Girl Scouts – a million years ago. Mom said I had to go outside and play 60-69 Female
11/27/2015 12:16:48 Therese BIG RAPIDS Retired School Psychologist Since there is no link to contact you, I resorted to communicating here….just wanted to let you know that several of your links on this website are broken…. 60-69 Female
11/22/2015 13:13:16 Lani Roscoe Gusto Gal Feasterville Trevose Retired Below Novice. Moving from the bedroom in the AM, into the kitchen for coffee, through the house to let the dogs out, back to wake up in the bathroom, let the dogs back in, make the bed, brush teeth, prepare heated coffee, sit down to watch news to start the day, begins my hiking experience for the day. Hiking days are over, but I do love hiking vicariously through others. 60-69 Female
11/22/2015 12:58:50 Therese STS BIG RAPIDS Retired School Psychologist Hiker want-a-be. Love to be out in nature, To find myself, Fun, Looking for adventure 60-69 Female
11/13/2015 13:51:39 sunflower sunflower 80-89 Male
11/12/2015 23:27:20 shempsted sunflower Love to be out in nature, Fun 50-59 Female
11/12/2015 12:06:25 Chris Rayner Hale, MI Retired (ha) Michigan shore-to-shore riding and hiking trail – mostly on horseback Love to be out in nature, Running away, To find myself, Fun, Looking for adventure, Mom said I had to go outside and play 60-69 Female
11/11/2015 14:09:03 Paula Blanchard Cookie Midland Mom Novice. Have only hiked the Pictures Rocks Lakeshore, Michigan. Looking for adventure 35-49 Female
11/8/2015 19:43:39 Scott scooot Big Rapids Teacher some Love to be out in nature, To find myself, Fun, Looking for adventure, Mom said I had to go outside and play 50-59 Male
11/1/2015 8:46:36 Jeremy Restless Oak Livonia Mortgage Banker Experienced. Several parts of the North Country Trail, isle royale, manistee river trail, both north and south manitou, agawa falls trail as well as some other random day hikes. Love to be out in nature, Running away, To find myself, Fun, Looking for adventure, Mom said I had to go outside and play, My pop invited me 26-35 Male
10/30/2015 11:13:46 Cathy Johnson Silver Fox Big Rapids bookseller/retired teacher I have backpacked on Isle Royale and in Glacier National Park as well as Yellowstone and the Tetons. Most of my hiking miles are in Glacier with one of my sisters. While I am not an expert, I am experienced. Love to be out in nature, Fun, Writing an article on your book! 60-69 Female
10/14/2015 10:31:29 Lynn Atkinson Trekin On Canton, MI Retired Experienced…The Cumbria Way-England, Dingle Way-Ireland, the Alps to the Riviera-France, Florence to Siena-Italy. Love to be out in nature, Fun, Looking for adventure, Because I can 60-69 Female
10/12/2015 19:46:04 Bill Staubach Panda Bear Canton Mi. Perfusion Asst. (medical) Let me think for a moment! Oh yes – none Running away 60-69 Male
10/12/2015 15:35:32 Lynn Anderson Bookdawg Big Rapids bookseller Hocking Trail,Ohio novice Love to be out in nature, playing your game 60-69 Female
10/12/2015 10:11:28 Kathy (Kathryn Ermish) Ermish Kat Big Rapids Real Estate Broker Just one now — your trail. 🙂

Aside from the Skyline Trail a hundred times as a kid with my family at Ludington’s State Park.

Finished the book on my old trusty Kindle so couldn’t use the links, unfortunately. Great read. Especially enjoyed your family comments, your dad’s insight, your scary & ficticious tidbital additions and the fact that I could go along with you mentally & not physically!

Running away, To find myself, Fun 60-69 Female
10/11/2015 15:11:21 Kim Swartz Library Lady Sidney, Ohio librarian novice, not much of a hiker at all really. Virtual is right up my alley. Fun 50-59 Female
10/11/2015 14:31:51 Fran White Crown Middle Georgia Retired law enforcement Somewhere in the middle Love to be out in nature, Looking for adventure 60-69 Female
10/9/2015 17:43:40 Jeana McKee Sunshine Holt, MI Administrative Clerk Limited experience. Mostly on trails in Colorado , throughout the years. Looking for adventure, Because it’s with Will Swartz 50-59 Female
10/9/2015 17:43:14 Jeana McKee Sunshine Holt, MI Administrative Clerk Limited experience. Mostly on trails in Colorado , throughout the years. Beside it’s with Will Swartz 50-59 Female
10/8/2015 10:15:15 Kathryn (Kathy Dodge) Ermish Katarina Big Rapids Real Estate Broker Zilch. Zero. Love to be out in nature, Running away, To find myself, Fun, Looking for adventure, Mom said I had to go outside and play, Memories of walking through the pines when camping every year at Ludington State Park, growing up in a family of ten. 60-69 Female
10/7/2015 13:54:52 Christine Vroman Happy Trails Rodney, MI Retired teacher Daily walks on a beautiful walking path made by my son on our 80 acres, perimeter and interior of Mackinac Island, Loda Lake Wildflower preserve, Sleeping Bear Dunes area. I am not a backpacker though. Love to be out in nature, To find myself, Fun, Looking for adventure 60-69 Female
10/7/2015 11:50:35 Jean Hiker Momma Belleville Secretary vicariously/reading the book 50-59 Female
10/7/2015 4:12:58 Dawn Smart Jackson Chipmunk Big Rapids, michigan Director of Medical Records Novice Love to be out in nature, Fun, Mom said I had to go outside and play 60-69 Female
10/6/2015 19:16:23 Bea Kay Barbara Ann Fenton Housewife Novice. Torrey Pines Park, CA Love to be out in nature, Fun, Looking for adventure 50-59 Female
10/6/2015 10:01:17 Scott Randle Scott Big Rapids, Michigan System Administrator Novice, I have hiked trails in Michigan, Kentucky and Alaska. Fun 50-59 Male
10/6/2015 9:25:22 Erin AlongForTheRide Canton Librarian Novice – I own a pair of waterproof walking shoes and I love a good story, so here I am. Fun 26-35 Female
9/14/2015 20:46:58 Ken Filar Tactfree Fraser, Michigan Engineer Did Oscoda to Foote Dam Pond section hike in 1978.

Completed Section hike of Michigan STS in 2010 and 2011 (Oscoda to Empire)

Completed a thru-hike of the STS in June 2015 (Empire to Oscoda) See Trailjournals.com – Other Trails – Tactfree

Mason Tract
Jordan River Pathway/NCT Loop
Manistee River/NCT Loop

Ohio – Shawnee State Park loop
Ohio – Zaleski State Forest loop
Ohio – Tar Hollow State Park loop

Love to be out in nature, Fun, Looking for adventure, Sense of accomplishment 50-59 Male