American thru hikes cancelled for 2020

Mac:

… The Pacific Crest Trail Association, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy have all officially requested hikers to postpone or cancel their thru-hikes

… (in related news, the Arizona Trail Association and the Great Divide Trail Association have done the same). …

Your Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hike Is Canceled

You can certainly still day hike. And should be able to plan multi-day hikes.

BUT check camping and resupply options. California State Parks, for example, has closed all campgrounds.

 

NEW Great Walk in New Zealand – Paparoa Track

Fully opened March 1, 2020.

Bookings will open on Wednesday 10 June 2020 at 9:30 am, for trips from 1 October 2020 to 30 June 2021.

The Paparoa Track is a 55.7 km (34.6 mi) shared hiking and mountain biking track located in Paparoa National Park in the South Island of New Zealand.

The track was created as a memorial for the 29 miners who lost lives in the Pike River Mine disaster.

The track is the tenth Great Walk to be created …

Highlights

      • Explore the spectacular Pororari River Gorge with dramatic limestone cliffs, beech forest and glades of subtropical nīkau palms.

      • Sit back and enjoy in incredible sunsets over the Tasman Sea from the Moonlight Tops Hut.

      • Follow in the footsteps of gold miners on the historic Croesus Track. Take a side trip to Garden Gully to see gold-mining remains.

      • Enjoy the stunning views. You’ll spot the Lone Hand rock formation on the way to Pororari Hut.

Official DOC website.

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