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Sweet Home woman successfully hikes all 50 states

Up Ames Creek Road, just outside of town, sits a family farm with no shortage of stories to tell. The legacy began with Frank McCubbins and his exotic animals. Now, it's carried on by his daughter Susie Burns, who has finished hiking all 50 states in the U.S.

Burns's passion for hiking began with her father, who had his own personal goal to hike all of Oregon. From 1999 to 2002, the two conquered all 456 miles of hikeable trails in the state. For Burns, that was just the beginning of a 24-year and 15,000 mile dedication to hiking the whole country.

"I first did the Pacific Crest Trail, whic...

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