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Luke Weaver and his dog, Charlie, recently completed a nearly nine-month hike of the 2,185-mile-long Appalachian Trail. The 24-year-old Weaver said it was something he did to provide to himself he was recovered from surgery gone bad that nearly cost him his right leg.

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Baldwin City man completes nearly 9-month trek of Appalachian Trail

If your ambition is to walk the length of the Appalachian Trail, Luke Weaver advises you take a dog with a good nose and pack plenty of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Weaver gained those insights from walking the 2,185-mile trail that spans the nation’s mountainous Eastern spine. He started his hike May 15, two days after graduating from the North Central Kansas Technical School in Beloit. The 24-year-old son of Baldwin City’s Rick and Vickie Weaver finished the journey last week.

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