Long Distance Trails Panel

Join Luke “Strider” Jordan, Andrew Bashaw, Stacy Boone and Yvonne Entingh for an informative hour of conversation, stories and Q & A on the travels and experiences of thru-hiking throughout the country.

This discussion will be moderated by Brent Anslinger.

Panel Members:

Andrew Bashaw

Andrew Bashaw

  Andrew is the Executive Director of the Buckeye Trail Association, a membership based, volunteer led 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The BTA has been the leader in building, maintaining, protecting and promoting Ohio’s 1,400+ mile state trail since 1959. Prior to serving the Buckeye Trail community Andrew was the Regional Trail Coordinator for Ohio and Pennsylvania for the 4,600 mile North Country National Scenic Trail. Andrew works from the BTA office in the historic village of Shawnee and lives in Glouster, OH with his hiking buddies, his wife Claudia and daughter Adelaide.

Stacy Boone

Grand to Grand Ultra 2013, Steven Sleutyer,

 Owner of a Colorado backcountry guiding service, Step Outdoors, LLC, Stacy has logged over 20,000 miles on wilderness trails.  Stacy received the Triple Crown Award for completion of the three long-distance hiking jewels – Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide in 2006. She began running less than five years ago with her passion being self-supported stage races though consistency and mental strength.  http://stepoutdoorscolorado.com/

Yvonne Entingh


Yvonne “Princess Doah” Entingh, is a hiking grandma with over 7,000 miles
of backpacking experience.  Some of the trails she has
completed includes the entire Appalachian Trail, Benton McKaye Trail,
Mountains To Sea Trail, Superior Hiking Trail and the first 2,000 miles of the
southern portion of the Eastern Continental Trail.

Luke “Strider” Jordan


Hiking the North Country Trail, from the vast plains of North Dakota to the high peaks of the Adirondacks, Strider has overcome obstacles, physical and mental struggles. He has been on a journey of self discovery and has been a part of the trail from his first day until today. He is currently working with the North Country Trail Association, writing, hiking and planning for what is to come.

Panel Monitor:

Brent Anslinger

Brent Anslinger

  As an avid outdoorsman and manager of Outdoor Recreation for Five Rivers MetroParks, Brent has thru-hiked The Appalachian Trail, The Pacific Crest Trail and Ohio’s own 1,400 mile Buckeye Trail. In addition to backpacking Brent enjoys long distance cycling and camping trips with his family.