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NCT 95-mile Patch

North Country Trail 95-Mile Patch

The North Country National Scenic Trail passes through seven states and is 4600 miles long. While the trail still has unfinished sections elsewhere the entire 95 miles within the Allegheny National Forest is complete and in use. The ANF section provides a great opportunity for multi-day hiking through

forest land with little development. You can learn more about the Forest, its history and points of interest by clicking on the "Allegheny National Forest" link to the upper right.

OUR PATCH - To incourage use of the trail the AOC offers a patch to persons who complete the entire North Country Trail within the Allegheny National Forest. Hikers do not need to complete the distance in one outing. Many cover the distance in a series of day trips or short backpack trips. The trail need not be completed in any particular order; north to south, south to north or hike sections here and there until you have them all. There are many places convenient for starting or ending a hike. Our Hike Log Form (see link above right) shows the popular ones. To receive a patch you will need to: complete hiking the entire 95 miles of the North Country Trail within the Allegheny National Forest, fill out a Hike Log Form or a trail journal with equivalent information, and submit the log or journal along with $5.00 to our club treasurer.

MAPS AND GUIDES - Maps may be obtained from the US Forest Service. Contact the Marienville or Bradford Ranger Station, or the ANF headquarters in North Warren, PA. The North Country Trail Association sells two-sided 11x17 hiking maps on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Use the North Country Trail Association link on this page and navigate to "The Shop."

LET US SEE AND READ YOUR STORY - Of course you only need to provide the information asked for on the form to get your patch, but consider sending along a picture or two and some comments on your hiking the 95 miles. We would like to share your story with others by reporting on it on our web site.

A LITTLE HISTORY - Don and Brita Dorn took charge of the 95-Mile Patch Program when it first began in 1990. They continued on in this capacity until 2009 when they handed off the work to Debra Young. In that time they saw 217 people complete the trail and receive a patch. And they did a lot more than hand out patches. During that time Don and Brita fielded phone calls from many hikers asking questions about lodging and conditions, and more than a few times met the hiker at the end of their hike and returned them to their car.

The first to hike the entire distance were Ted and Nancy Grisez on 6/14/1990, followed by Charles and Marge Neel on 6/26/90. Then Byron Hutchins of Rockford, Illinois measured and completed the trail with Don Dorn on 8/11/90. Brita Dorn completed the trail on 9/30/90. Outdoors people continue to enjoy the North Country Trail and the Allegheny National Forest. As of July 2012, 235 hikers and one dog have received the patch.

COMPLETERS - Below are the hikers who have finished the 95 miles within the National Forest and received a patch.

276 BSA Troop 93 10 hikers Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2015
275 BSA Troop 554 10 hikers Slate Lick Pennsylvania June 2015
274 Doyle Kirk Hamburg New York October 2014
273 Negro David Niles Ohio September 2014
272 Zorn Andrew Pittsburgh Pennsylvania September 2014
271 Wither Rob Milton Pennsylvania September 2014
270 Eastman Jesse Kent Ohio June 2014
269 Haritan Adam Pittsburgh Pennsylvania May 2014
268 Penley Jim Sugar Grove Pennsylvania June 2012
267 Taylor Leonard Middlefield Ohio July 2015
266 Thompson Kay Erie Pennsylvania October 2013
265 Tefft Tom Erie Pennsylvania October 2013
264 Clough Caryll Irvine Pennsylvania August 2013
263 Clough Dean Irvine Pennsylvania August 2013
262 Cramer Ben State College Pennsylvania May 2013
261 Boltz Timothy P. Lancaster New York May 2013
260 Herdzik Alan Lancaster New York May 2013
259 Stella Munch's dog     September 2012
258 Munch Tracy     September 2012
257 Munch Ed     September 2012
256 Zastawney Greg Franklin Pennsylvania August 2012
255 Manning David Berwyn Pennsylvania June 2012
254 Woznek Katherine Olean New York May 2011
253 Hammond Deborah Olean New York May 2011
252 Bridge Sandy Punxsutawney Pennsylvania September 2011
251 Bridge Bob Punxsutawney Pennsylvania September 2011
250 Penley Jim Sugar Grove Pennsylvania June 2012
249 Bova Chrissy North Collins New York June 2011
248 Bova Steve North Collins New York June 2011
247 Taylor Jo Rochester New York April 2011
246 Newlun David Horseheads New York April 2011
245 Allio Jeff Cochranton Pennsylvania November 2010
244 Allio Kathy Cochranton Pennsylvania November 2010
243 Rogers Kate Easton Maryland August 2010
242 Resnick Mrs. Shaker Heights Ohio August 2010
241 Resnick Andrew Shaker Heights Ohio August 2010
240 Lockawich Douglas Elwood City Pennsylvania April 2010
239 Bell Paul Frewsburg New York April 2010
238 Sterns Donald Russell Pennsylvania November 2009
237 Stearns Lori Russell Pennsylvania November 2009
236 Martin Laura Ludlow Pennsylvania October 2009
235 Turner Douglas Bradfordwoods Pennsylvania September 2009
234 Houghtling Jim Clarendon Pennsylvania August 2009
233 Young John Russell Pennsylvania July 2009
232 Clough Paul Columbus Ohio July 2009
231 Salapek Robin Warren Pennsylvania May 2009
230 Salapek Tom Warren Pennsylvania May 2009
229 Dorrough Ruth Canandaigua New York March 2009
228 Dorrough Dan Canandaigua New York March 2009
227 Simo Donald Vermilion Ohio October 2008
226 Smith Wesley H Berea Ohio September 2008
225 Toole Tina Warren Pennsylvania August 2008
224 Toole Mike Warren Pennsylvania August 2008
223 Higby Aaron Sheffield Pennsylvania October 2007
222 Higby Paul Sheffield Pennsylvania October 2007
221 Stephans Cheryl E. Erie Pennsylvania September 2007
220 Townsend Colleen Sherburne New York June 2007
219 Stapleton Pete Sherburne New York June 2007
218 Thompson Brett Rochester New York May 2007
217 Fuller Howard Harborcreek Pennsylvania November 2006
216 Poniatowski Walter Northeast Pennsylvania September 2006
215 Poniatowski Aaron Northeast Pennsylvania August 2006
214 Flaherty Daniel Harbor Creek Pennsylvania July 2006
213 Stevenson Matt Tionesta Pennsylvania June 2006
212 Moore Kathy Frewsburg New York Novenber 2005
211 Brandon Linda Clarendon Pennsylvania Novenber 2005
210 Ross Earl Warren Pennsylvania October 2005
209 Anderson Dennis Jamestown New York October 2005
208 Spicer Pat Russell Pennsylvania October 2005
207 Miller Keith Ashville New York October 2005
206 Miller Lucinda Ashville New York October 2005
205 Schrader Kirt Sheffield Pennsylvania October 2005
204 Schrader Josh Sheffield Pennsylvania October 2005
203 Priester Chris Sheffield Pennsylvania October 2005
202 Leichtenberger Kyle Sheffield Pennsylvania October 2005
201 Leichtenberger Jim Sheffield Pennsylvania October 2005
200 Grubbs Alex Sheffield Pennsylvania October 2005
199 Cochran Nick Sheffield Pennsylvania October 2005
198 Dunn Thomas Sheffield Pennsylvania October 2005
197 Mauk Poke Indiana Pennsylvania September 2005
196 Mauk Andy Indiana Pennsylvania September 2005
195 Mauk Rick Indiana Pennsylvania September 2005
194 Tefft Thomas Erie Pennsylvania August 2005
193 Klos Keith Tidioute Pennsylvania August 2005
192 Farrell Linda Derrick City Pennsylvania July 2005
191 McDaniel Rick Russell Pennsylvania July 2005
190 McDaniel Lyn Russell Pennsylvania July 2005
189 Pffiefer Bud     May 2005
188 Pffiefer Kaye     May 2005
187 Pffiefer Richard     May 2005
186 Krieder Louisa     May 2005
185 Hayes Pat     May 2005
184 Rethman John     May 2005
183 Chapman Lisa Euclid Ohio October 2004
182 Maus Henry Canandaigua New York August 2004
181 Marsh David Canandaigua New York August 2004
180 Younger Bob Canandaigua New York August 2004
179 Zameroski John Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
178 Washburn William Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
177 Smith Kyle Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
176 Ruppercht Josh Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
175 Prencipe Paul Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
174 Pierce Wade Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
173 Pierce Scott Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
172 Pierce Adam Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
171 Marnatti Carl Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
170 Luchs Rod Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
169 Luchs Cody Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
168 Leithner Jacob Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
167 Goode Derrick Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
166 Lenze Christopher Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
165 Glover Ricky Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
164 Gerber William Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
163 Gerber Jacob Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
162 Fosler Devin Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
161 Prencipe Paul Ridgway Pennsylvania July 2004
160 Trinko Mike Green Ohio Novenber 2003
159 Stierheim Joseph B. Montoursville Pennsylvania August 2003
158 Glass Andrew Erie Pennsylvania July 2003
157 Shaffer Andrew Grand Valley Pennsylvania July 2003
156 Rex Sara Grand Valley Pennsylvania July 2003
155 Harkless John Grand Valley Pennsylvania July 2003
154 Clair Eugene Willoughby Hills Ohio July 2003
153 Wingertsahn R. J. Pittsburgh Pennsylvania June 2003
152 Wingertsahn Rick Pittsburgh Pennsylvania June 2003
151 Simo Mark Sheffield Lake Ohio June 2003
150 Simo David Sheffield Lake Ohio June 2003
149 English Gayle Warren Pennsylvania June 2003
148 English Mark Warren Pennsylvania June 2003
147 Skiff James E. West Mifflin Pennsylvania May 2003
146 Ball Steve Galion Ohio April 2003
145 Beaumont John Conneaut Ohio April 2003
144 Roxby Beth McDonald Pennsylvania July 2002
143 Roolfe Julie McDonald Pennsylvania July 2002
142 Roolfe Pete McDonald Pennsylvania July 2002
141 Wolfe Jimmy Waynesburg Pennsylvania June 2002
140 Swartz Glen Waynesburg Pennsylvania June 2002
139 Phillips Aaron Waynesburg Pennsylvania June 2002
138 Hill Christopher Waynesburg Pennsylvania June 2002
137 Chapman Shaun Waynesburg Pennsylvania June 2002
136 Barbetta Mathew Mather Pennsylvania June 2002
135 Hill Clarence Waynesburg Pennsylvania June 2002
134 Barbetta Dominik J. Mather Pennsylvania June 2002
133 Tom Jerry Jefferson Pennsylvania June 2002
132 McMahon Linda Woolrich Pennsylvania April 2002
131 Shellhammer Paul Conneaut Ohio December 2001
130 Martin Tyson Russell Pennsylvania October 2001
129 Miller Andrew & Buster (dog) Eden New York August 2001
128 Cheman Toby Eden New York August 2001
127 Massa Mary Warren Pennsylvania July 2001
126 Smith Norton P. Morgantown W. Virginia July 2001
125 Smith Michael Conneaut Ohio July 2001
124 Rhodes Stephen Conneaut Ohio July 2001
123 Ketchum Donald Jefferson Ohio July 2001
122 Peel Wayne Streetboro Ohio June 2001
121 Festemacher Daniel Grove City Pennsylvania May 2001
120 Festemacher David Grove City Pennsylvania May 2001
119 Brock Tristan Grove City Pennsylvania May 2001
118 Brock Dave Grove City Pennsylvania May 2001
117 Beattie Donald Commerce Michigan October 2000
116 Higby Aaron Sheffield Pennsylvania August 2000
115 Pierce Timothy W. Pittsfield Pennsylvania May 2000
114 Johnson Kirk Warren Pennsylvania March 2000
113 Nicarse Debbie West Seneca New York February 2000
112 Nicarse Ken West Seneca New York February 2000
111 Peters Gary Sharpsville Pennsylvania February 2000
110 Landfried Donald Leeper Pennsylvania September 1999
109 Massa Bill Warren Pennsylvania September 1999
108 Menke Bill Madison Wisconsin August 1999
107 Feldman Jason Marienville Pennsylvania June 1999
106 Coulter Mitch Marienville Pennsylvania June 1999
105 Smith Derrick Marienville Pennsylvania June 1999
104 Victor John Youngsville Pennsylvania June 1999
103 Wanat Frank, Jr. Poland Ohio November 1998
102 George Dave Columbiana Ohio October 1998
101 Stratton Craig Columbiana Ohio October 1998
100 Welsh Robert Pittsburgh Pennsylvania October 1998
99 Carlson Brent Warren Pennsylvania August 1998
98 Nemick Bernard Marienville Pennsylvania August 1998
97 Nemick Cheryl Marienville Pennsylvania August 1998
96 Nemick Bert Marienville Pennsylvania April 2011
95 Raught Joseph R New Wilmington Pennsylvania July 1998
94 Tait Bob Butler Pennsylvania July 1998
93 Holland Robert Cleveland Ohio July 1998
92 Berry Josh Warren Ohio June 1998
91 Parish Dave Warren Ohio June 1998
90 Parish Mike Warren Ohio June 1998
89 Thomas Justin Warren Ohio June 1998
88 Berry Randy Warren Ohio June 1998
87 Parish Dick Warren Ohio June 1998
86 Thomas Richard Warren Ohio June 1998
85 Simeone Amanda Wilton Manors Florida June 1998
84 Simeone Nathan Wilton Manors Florida June 1998
83 Shoup Mary E Wilton Manors Florida June 1998
82 Shoup Allen D Wilton Manors Florida June 1998
81 Bell James L Mayport Pennsylvania June 1998
80 Herchuck John Pittsburgh Pennsylvania June 1998
79 Jones Susan West Valley New York September 1997
78 Jones David Wet Valley New York September 1997
77 White Orval Scarboro Ontario August 1997
76 Messina Rose Erie Pennsylvania June 1997
75 Messina Frank, Jr. Erie Pennsylvania June 1997
74 Hammers Carolyn Sue Erie Pennsylvania May 1997
73 Morris Kelly Warren Pennsylvania April 1997
72 DeNez Rebecca Westlake Ohio April 1997
71 Collender Eric Westlake Ohio April 1997
70 Ludwig Lois Cros Lanes W. Virginia October 1996
69 Irwin Scott Canton Ohio June 1996
68 Best Timothy W. Knox Pennsylvania May 1996
67 Best Robert Knox Pennsylvania May 1996
66 Martin Dick Camp Hill Pennsylvania April 1996
65 Sis Louise New Cumberland Pennsylvania April 1996
64 Burkett Gregory Warren Pennsylvania November 1995
63 Grisez Sylvia Warren Pennsylvania October 1995
62 Burson James L Niagara Falls New York September 1995
61 Holland Robert Lakewood Ohio September 1995
60 Toth Jim Rocky River Ohio July 1995
59 Cowhard Darin Rocky River Ohio July 1995
58 Kingsley Pat Pittsburgh Pennsylvania May 1995
57 Bsumek Pete Pittsburgh Pennsylvania May 1995
56 Detka Chris Beaver Falls Pennsylvania May 1995
55 Trinko Mike Akron Ohio May 1995
54 Toy Andy Monroeville Pennsylvania March 1995
53 Massey Mickey Cleveland Ohio January 1995
52 Phillips Daniel Cleveland Ohio January 1995
51 Grishaver Mary Warren Pennsylvania November 1994
50 Place Jane Warren Pennsylvania October 1994
49 Brand Richard Lakewood Ohio September 1994
48 Cameron Ian Allegany New York August 1994
47 Cameron David Allegany New York August 1994
46 Altenau Marie Lake Katrine New York July 1994
45 Altenau David Lake Katrine New York July 1994
44 Young Joan AnnArbor Michigan July 1994
43 Oster Glen Pittsburgh Pennsylvania October 1993
42 Gray Delores Northeast Pennsylvania August 1993
41 Kaylor Bob Gowanda New York August 1993
40 Fromm Chet Port Orange Pennsylvania July 1993
39 Sanfilippo George Bradford Pennsylvania June 1993
38 Miller Tony Birmingham Alabama June 1993
37 Wehrie John Birmingham Alabama June 1993
36 Curley Ed Birmingham Alabama June 1993
35 Chapin Gregory Birmingham Alabama June 1993
34 Hurley Kevin Birmingham Alabama June 1993
33 Miller Donald Birmingham Alabama June 1993
32 Wehrie Joshua Birmingham Alabama June 1993
31 Nelson Joyce Pittsfield Pennsylvania May 1993
30 Nelson Gene Pittsfield Pennsylvania May 1993
29 Gray Dennis Northeast Pennsylvania September 1992
28 Caldwell Merle Warren Pennsylvania August 1992
27 Story Jim Aurora Ohio July 1992
26 Palmer Gregory Cochranton Pennsylvania June 1992
25 Palmer Jason Cochranton Pennsylvania June 1992
24 Wilson Khris Cochranton Pennsylvania June 1992
23 Palmer Kathy Cochranton Pennsylvania June 1992
22 Bleasdale Paul, Jr Cochranton Pennsylvania June 1992
21 Palmer Gary Cochranton Pennsylvania June 1992
20 Scott Craig Rochester New York May 1992
19 Swartz Wadek Warren Pennsylvania November 1991
18 Gregerson Dorothy Warren Pennsylvania November 1991
17 Lauger Gale Jamestown New York October 1991
16 Lauger Donald Jamestown New York October 1991
15 Allen Abe Woodbridge Connecticut October 1991
14 Rowan Betty Jamestown New York September 1991
13 Tracy Lois Jean     November 1990
12 Tracy Robert Jay     November 1990
11 Hildreths Mrs Warren Pennsylvania September 1991
10 Hildreths Mr Warren Pennsylvania September 1991
9 Pierotti Mary Smethport Pennsylvania June 1991
8 Hannon Dennis Warren Pennsylvania March 1991
7 Dorn Brita Sheffield Pennsylvania September 1990
6 Dorn Donald Sheffield Pennsylvania August 1990
5 Hutchins Bryon Rockland Illinois August 1990
4 Neel Marjorie Sheffield Pennsylvania June 1990
3 Neel Charles Sheffield Pennsylvania June 1990
2 Grisez Ted Warren Pennsylvania June 1990
1 Grisez Nancy Warren Pennsylvania June 1990

 

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