Ian Mackay

It’s late March and Ian Mackay heads out to continue his streak of consecutive days with at least one mile on the Olympic Discovery trail near his home in Port Angeles, Washington. He started back in October 2016. Today is day 508.

Mackay says it feels good to see the trail more populated by fellow outdoors enthusiasts. His presence is as much of a fixture as the iconic majestic views of the mountain peaks, rivers and lakes it’s known for — nearly everyone he passes knows him by name or nods in recognition. To be fair, the 4.5-foot-long dreadlocks draped over each shoulder, hanging down past his knees in thick, sunbleached cords, make him pretty hard to miss.

Humble almost to a fault, Mackay sidesteps any talk of his local celebrity status a