By the time they're finished, a father and son hiking duo from Independence will have trekked 2,178 miles. Steven Spydell, 56, and his son, Matt, 18, will finish hiking the Apalachian Trail in late August.
The duo said they're hiking to raise money for Water for People, a group that works to provide clean water to communities in developing countries.
Steven, former president of the Missouri Water Environment Association, is passionate about the cause. And his son apparently is too, choosing to graduate a semester early from William Chrisman High School to make the five-month hike with his father.
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