MSU retiree to hike Continental Divide for youth charity

Mar 10, 2015

Ken Dawson

Like thousands of Michigan baby-boomers, Ken Dawson is planning to retire soon. Dawson has spent six years at Michigan State University, most recently as a project representative in the school’s Infrastructure, Planning and Facilities Department. Unlike many of those retiring boomers, he will soon be embarking on a challenging adventure. Beginning in about a month, the Farmington Hills resident will begin a 3,100 mile hike atop the spine of North America: the Continental Divide.

The planned five-month trek begins in New Mexico on April 15. He expects to arrive at Waterton, Alberta on September 12.

Current State host Mark Bashore talks with Ken Dawson about the motivation for his trek.