Six years ago, I began my first hike on Chicago's Navy Pier. The completion of that first 1,000-mile hike led me to undertake two more
Great Lake Adventures.
Chicago's Navy Pier reaches out into Lake Michigan
Now, I've hiked, kayaked, biked or boated over 3,000 miles exploring the Great Lakes basin, the shoreline, cities and towns on the edges of the lakes, wild areas, and dozens of the islands afloat in their waters.
In this video, I take a moment to look back to where this all began.