Cuyahoga Valley Trail Council

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Melissa Safran

If you’re thinking about throwing on a backpack and getting out to explore nature, that adventure doesn’t have to mean traveling to another part of the planet. That’s something Melissa Safran knows a little bit about. When running injuries sidelined any thought of training for a marathon recently, she figured doing a little hiking would provide her with another way to stay in shape, and she decided to hike the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. She writes about her experiences hiking all 190 miles of trails in the new issue of The Devil Strip.