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Brad Marro is hiking across the U.S.

COLONA, Ill. - A New York man is traveling across the United States to promote a historic trail.

Brad Marro started in Deleware, and is hiking the historic Great American Trail. That's a 7,600 mile trail across the continental United States.

He says the people he meets keeps him going on his way.

"That stuff is hard, but it's the people that are really amazing and they really pull together," said Marro. "And I think I've been really surprised at how wonderful all the people have been, especially in Illinois"

He will end his trip in California. Local 4 caught up with Marro in Colona on Thursday, but he was making his way to Moline to cross the Mississippi River off his checklist.

Marro calls the trip "Brad Treks America". You can follow Brad's journey at https://www.facebook.com/pg/bradtreksamerica/about/.


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