Hikers set off on the annual Lebanon Mountain Trail trek in Autumn 2017. This year's hike kicked off Friday. (The Daily Star/Lebanon Mountain Trail, HO)
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She was at the World Trails Conference in Spain last month, amid a six-month hiatus from work to trek around Europe, when trail advocates from Lebanon convinced her come to spend two weeks hiking the Lebanon Mountain Trail. She is one of about 120 hikers from Lebanon and abroad taking part in the annual fall trek that is organized by the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association and kicked off Friday.The trail association organizes a monthlong thru-hike each year in the spring, during which people from Lebanon and abroad spend a month traversing the entire path.Next year's thru-hike will be the 10th since the trail's establishment.About 60 percent of the hikers are Lebanese, trail association officials said, marking a change from the trail's early days when the majority of hikers came from abroad.
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