Though it occasionally appears on lists of “short long trails” in the US, Pennsylvania’s Loyalsock Trail is still fairly unknown. That’s unfortunate …
Total Distance: 59.2 miles
Location: North-Central PA, between the towns of Williamsport and Dushore.
Western trailhead: PA-87, Williamsport, PA Eastern trailhead: Mead Rd., Dushore, PA
Time to Finish: 4-6 days, depending on fitness, desired pace, and arrival time
BRIAN CIPPERLY hiked it — Pennsylvania’s Loyalsock Trail: a Thru-Hiking Guide
Here’s the guidebook.
Since 1980 thousands of people have taken up the opportunity to backpack from Scotland’s west coast to the east as part of this annual event – each of them following their own carefully crafted route.
Many of those Challengers come back time and time again, drawn by the potential for both wilderness and camaraderie. The 2018 event takes place 11th – 26th May. Read more here …
Live The Outdoors posted an excellent account of their 2017 TGO.
related – Andy Howell – Planning Your First TGO Challenge
If you are trying to decide on which long hike to plan for, this is the book.
Pacific Crest Trail, Hadrian’s Wall Path, Kungsleden, Annapurna Circuit. Many, many more.
(via Chris Townsend)
I’ve been following former elite gymnasts Matt and Anderson as they launched a hiking YouTube channel.
Click PLAY or watch a year 1 wrap-up on YouTube.
To see more click over to their website EpicTripAdventures.com for VIDEOS and HIKING BOOKLETS.
When I was first getting into serious hiking one of my gurus was Chris Townsend.
And he’s still one of my gurus today.
Understated. Informative. Interesting.
He hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 1982 averaging only 15 miles a day with the heavy equipment of that era.
In 2015 Chris published his account of that trip. I highly recommend it.
related – Keith Foskett – Chris Townsend Interview