Ron Cooper
5/10/11
On the morning of April 20th, we measured off the last ten “make-up” miles and Kristal dropped me on Highway 62, five miles east of Tahlequah...
Ron Cooper
5/4/11
Having been on the trail for nearly three months and 700 plus miles, I gave myself a few days to rest in southwest Missouri...
Ron Cooper
4/23/11
The days surrounding my walk through Springfield, Missouri were filled with socializing and surprises. At the Marshfield gathering, we finally met a few e-mail friends in person...
Ron Cooper
4/13/11
When I made that left turn in St. James, Missouri on the first day of spring I really started walking with some history!...
Ron Cooper
3/31/11
The Mark Twain National Forest includes 1.5 million acres spread out over 29 counties in southern Missouri...
Ron Cooper
3/14/11
The Mississippi River was the last of three major river crossings on the Trail of Tears. The Cherokees paid toll ferry operators to get themselves and their wagons across...
Ron Cooper
3/5/11
Standing on the south side of the Ohio River, I thought my Trail of Tears experience in Kentucky was over – but my wife had a surprise for me...
Ron Cooper
2/24/11
As my hiking escort, Ellis, and I pushed northward out of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, my wife got a guided tour of the area...
Ron Cooper
2/15/11
I started the morning of February 11 th in Guthrie, Kentucky – a small town on the Tennessee border...
Ron Cooper
2/5/11
By the time you read this, I'll be past the 250 mile mark and 1/3rd of the way through my journey. I couldn't have done it without the support of many people...

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