The Sheltowee Trace Association
501c(3) non-profit formed to protect, preserve and promote the Sheltowee Trace National Recreational Trail as a significant national resource for the enjoyment of hikers, bikers and equestrians, and for the value that wild and scenic lands provide to all people.
Office: 111 East First Street, Morehead, Ky. 40351 --- Telephone: 606.386.3636 --- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to All Our Supports in the Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good Program
While The Sheltowee Trace Association did not win the car, we are deeply grateful to all our supports and friends who took the time to vote. We are hopeful that as a runner-up in the giveaway, we will receive a $1,000.00 grant from Toyota to continue the work of the STA. Thanks again for your support.
STA Office in Morehead Now Open!
The STA has now opened a regional office in Morehead at the Morehead Conference Center. The office is located at 111 East First Street, Morehead, Ky. 40351. Executive Director, Steve Barbour, will be in the office one -day a week until after the first of the year when additional office hours will be added and volunteers will be asked to come and assist in the office. Thanks to Joy Brown and the Morehead Tourism Commission for the support and cooperation in making this first office for the STA happen.
52 backpackers began their journey south on the Sheltowee last January as part of the 2013 Hiker Challenge. 22 days and 307 miles later, 38 have finished the Trace and will earn their patch and rocker, in recognition of their dedicated efforts.
Here are some thoughts from some of this years Class of 2013:
Steve Burkich, Danville - "This has been a GREAT adventure but even more special has been the fantastic people I have met this past year. What has made this challenge so special has been sharing it with some really good friends. "
Keith Logsdon, Northern Ky. - " I was not a novice to the outdoors and athletic training but was darn close to one in terms of hiking. I now not only feel much more prepared physically but also confident mentally and gear wise to begin one of my long time dreams next year. Many of you have contributed to my "lessons learned" notes I make after each hike and for this I very much appreciate the conversations we all had together and the many questions of mine that were answered.. "
Billy Sherlin - Mt. Sterling. "I started this challenge very apprehensive of what it would be like. As I was on the last stretch I thanked God for putting this opportunity in front of me! I have made lifelong friends and found my passion, being a member and volunteer of the STA!"
All that is left for the Class of 2013 now is to come to the Gathering on December 7th, which is open to the public and celebrate their success.
Class of 2014 registration is open now. 48 slots have been allocated in the new year. Details and a link to register are on the Hiker Challenge webpage.