Blake “Deluxe” Robinson walking all U.S. Parks

Blake Robinson is well into his attempt to Walk The Parks.

Walk The Parks is a journey exploring the 49 National Parks in the lower 48 via human power, mostly walking.

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Walk The Parks  STATS Total Days: 675 July 25, 2017 – October 8, 2019 Total Miles: 9,848 Hiking Miles: 9,115 Biking Miles: 483 Rafting Miles: 250 Total Elevation Gain: 1,500,031 feet Total Steps: 19,502,711 National Parks Visited: 30  Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Rocky Mountain, Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Great Basin, Zion, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, Shenandoah, Isle Royale, Acadia, Petrified Forest, Joshua Tree, Channel Islands, Redwood Forest, Pinnacles, Death Valley, Sequoia, King’s Canyon, Yosemite, Lassen Volcanic, Crater Lake, Mount Rainier, North Cascades States Visited: 23 Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, California, Oregon, Washington Highest Point: Mt. Elbert, CO 14,329 feet Lowest Point: Badwater Basin, Death Valley -279 feet! Longest Stretch without Shower: 15 Days Horrible Digestive Issues requiring medical attention: 1 Cases of infected poison ivy requiring medial attention: 1 Longest Day: 35 Miles Longest Stretch between water: 60 Miles Longest time between resupply points: 20 Days while rafting the Grand Canyon; 10 Days while hiking Smiles per day: So many Number of amazing people met: This is one stat that continually amazes me. I have met so many absolutely incredible people on this trip! Thank you so very much! #walktheparks #somuchmoretogo #savingmoney #19moreparkstogo #ishouldaddAKandHI #pct2019 #thruhike #tentlife #thruhiking #triplecrown #winning #liveyourdream #thetrek #trekthepct #pcta #appalachiantrail #pacificcresttrail #continentaldividetrail #hayduke #nationalparks #chooseyourpark #yellowstone #grandcanyon #northcascades #yolo

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Family of 6 hikes Appalachian Trail

20 years after her first Appalachian hike, Jamie, her husband Chris, and their four daughters, Maya,13, Harper, 11, Josie, 8, and Sabina, 6, camped in snow, and hiked across rivers and up mountains, all with blistered toes and homework assignments to complete. …

6-year-old Sebastopol girl breaks hiking record with family on Appalachian Trail

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PCT documentary – “Elevation Change” with Sam Fox

 Sam Fox sets out to break a trail running speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail, and to raise money in honour of his mother’s Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis.

It doesn’t take long before Sam realizes he’s in way over his head.  

Scott Williamson, already 17 days ahead of Sam on the trail, is also attempting a new record, but for very different reasons.

The full documentary will be available VOD on October 1st.

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Collegiate Loop – 160 Miles in the high Colorado Rockies

TROY ZOHNER:

… The route travels around the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, using two of Colorado’s best known trails, the Colorado Trail (CT) and the Continental Divide Trail (CDT).

The CT is known as the Collegiate East and the CDT is the Collegiate West.

The trail passes by a dozen 14,000-foot summits along the way while traveling through a mix of high forests and alpine terrain. …

The Collegiate Loop: 160 Miles Around the Heart of the Colorado Rockies

Justin’s Pacific Northwest Trail

Justin:

The Pacific Northwest Trail resonated with me: rugged, rough, remote. I became somewhat (ok, totally) obsessed with the idea of hiking it. And in 2 weeks I’ll be starting the trail …

The PNT has all the things I love about backpacking: navigation challenges, undeveloped sections, bushwacking and solitude (I have a hiking partner, I won’t go full Castaway on you). The length is perfect for my three month timeframe …

(fewer) than 300 people have completed the trail since its inception in 1977. …

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