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Newcastle Woman Wins Ponca SP’s Hiking Marathon

LINCOLN – Gwen McGhee of Newcastle won Ponca State Park’s Hiking Marathon. She was one of 16 people from Nebraska and Iowa who competed in the event Jan. 1-March 5.

Participants were given the opportunity to hike the park’s 22 miles of trails individually or with a naturalist. At the conclusion of the marathon, names of the hikers who had completed the challenge were put in a drawing.

McGhee won a Missouri River Outdoor Expo sweatshirt, rechargeable hand and foot warmers, a mug with hot chocolate, and a one-year subscription to NEBRASKAland Magazine.

Hiking is a great way to exercise, relieve stress, and enjoy the outdoors. In addition, a variety of scenery and wildlife may be viewed on a hike. For more information on hiking in Nebraska’s state park areas, visit: http://outdoornebraska.gov/hikingtrails/.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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