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A walk in the woods
Statesboro man completes Appalachian Trail trek
Richard Morriss poses for a photograph at Springer Mountain, Ga., with his grandchildren Bella, left, Henley Claire Cairney, center, and Jameson Cairney at the end of his 2,000-plus-mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. - photo by Special
Having been an outdoorsman all his life and spending 21 years as a Boy Scout leader, Eagle Scout Richard Morriss’ love of nature recently took him a few steps farther — approximately 5 million steps, in fact. Morriss, 61, recently completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, winding his way along one of the most famous hikes in the world. The five-and-a-half-month trek covered more than 2,000 miles.
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