WBEZ | Loreen Niewenhuis http://www.wbez.org/tags/loreen-niewenhuis Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Trekking 1,000 miles around Lake Michigan http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-09/trekking-1000-miles-around-lake-michigan-95386 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-09/Loreen Chicago.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Ready to walk 167 miles this year? Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to cover that distance over the course of 2012--and he wants Illinois residents to do the same in the name of health. How about 1,000 miles? That’s what Loreen Niewenhuis did: She trekked around Lake Michigan starting near WBEZ's home at Navy Pier and then wrote a book about it. The author spoke with WBEZ’s Alison Cuddy; she began with some of her childhood memories of the great lake.</p><p><a href="http://laketrek.com/" target="_blank">Loreen Niewnhuis</a> is the author of <em>A Thousand Mile Walk on the Beach: One Woman's Trek of the Perimeter of Lake Michigan</em>.</p><p><em>Music Button: Rick Rizzo &amp; Tara Key, "Rizzo Starts", from&nbsp; the CD Double Star, (Thrill Jockey)</em></p></p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 15:47:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-09/trekking-1000-miles-around-lake-michigan-95386