Ace Kvale turned 60 last fall, and to celebrate, he planned a 60-day, off-trail backpacking trip around Utah’s Canyon Country, leaving from his front door.
He had a dozen friends join him for different sections of the trip, and one friend who joined him for the whole thing: his blue heeler, 10-year-old Genghis Khan aka ‘Desert Dog’. …
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related – Desert Dawg Adventure Blawg
An Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail by Carrot Quinn
I’ve read a number of books on the PCT. I believe this is my favourite.
Carrot Quinn was raised in Alaska on welfare by a schizophrenic single mother. A rough life. In fact, she became a hobo riding the rails.
This book reads as a blog. That’s because it started as blog posts from the trail.
reaching the Canadian border
If you are one of those who disliked Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild … because it had too little actual hiking … know that this extended trip report is all about the hiking. 🙂
It’s funny. It’s real. It’s surprising. Carrot makes no apologies.She’s a big advocate of trail romance. Even sex.
I’ll certainly buy any of her other books that get released on audio.
related – Carrot did not love the Continental Divide Trail. She did love the Hayduke Route.
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Republicans over the next 2 years will do everything they can to sell off public lands. 😦
Cam Honan hiked the Florida Trail in the winter of 2011/12.
He enjoyed most St. Marks Wildlife Refuge and Big Cypress National Preserve.
Highlights included sunrise and sunset on this Trail.
Cam bumped into legendary thru hiker Billy Goat. Two legends, I’d say.
Read Cam’s Florida Trail Backpacking Guide.
The Greater Patagonian Trail (GPT) is 1,300 miles long and counting. It is a growing network of backroads and rutted trails stitched together to form an enormous route across South America, and almost nobody knows about it.
That’s because it’s been built quietly, the entire route put together by one couple who hope to share a love of hiking with the world.
I met Swiss-German hiker and explorer Jan Dudeck and his Chilean wife Meylin Ubilla last January. And hope to get back to Patagonia again in 2017.
Andy Davidhazy took a photo of himself and the trail at every single mile over 2660 miles in 5 months.
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