Three weeks in, MSU retiree logs 315 miles on Continental Divide journey

May 4, 2015

MSU retiree Ken Dawson is hiking 3,100 miles across the Continental Divide. At last check, he'd reached Pie Town, NM.
Credit WKAR File Photo

A recently retired Michigan State University employee is not taking his retirement lying down.  

Back in March, Mr. Ken Dawson told Current State about his plan to spend five months hiking America’s Continental Divide.  The 3,100-mile solo adventure began April 15 in in extreme southern New Mexico, not far from the Mexican border.

Current State’s Mark Bashore connected with Ken Dawson by phone on Saturday as he was passing through Pie Town, New Mexico.    

The Farmington Hills man says it’s been challenging but going well.  From Pie Town, New Mexico, he says he crossed about 100 miles of desert in his first five days.  

You can follow Ken Dawson’s journey at his blogsite: