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Former Alaskan Hits Pacific Coast Trail on Horse

By By The Associated Press
Published On: Sep 01 2013 11:57:59 AM AKDT
Updated On: Sep 01 2013 10:58:20 AM AKDT
Former Alaskan Hits Pacific Coast Trail on Horse
KODIAK, Alaska -

A 27-year-old woman who grew up fishing in Alaska's Uganik Bay is more than halfway through her horseback journey along the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail.           

The Kodiak Daily Mirror says Alina Dudding began her journey on the trail April 22 from Campo, Calif., near the Mexico and U.S. border.           

Dudding's brother, Cameron Dudding, is acting as his sister's support team.           

Cameron Dudding meets his sister and 7-year-old black Morgan horse, Valentino, with water, meals and hay. They also set up camp each night, a job that includes putting up a 13-panel corral for Valentino.           

Alina Dudding has less than 1,000 miles to go.           

Cameron Dudding is currently fishing in Uganik Bay, but will rejoin his sister for the final part of her trek.