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Trekking 1,000 miles around Lake Michigan

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.

Loreen Niewnhuis is the author of A Thousand Mile Walk on the Beach: One Woman's Trek of the Perimeter of Lake Michigan.

Music Button: Rick Rizzo & Tara Key, "Rizzo Starts", from  the CD Double Star, (Thrill Jockey)

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