|Bailey and Chloe at Diamond Lake, Oregon 2009|
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Appalachian Trail - 2,178 miles
These are the voyages of Daniel and his dog Kooper. His five-month mission: to explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life and escape civilization; to boldly go where there is little to no internet access.
"I would also like to comment on the Appalachian Trail Vizsla accomplishment.
This is a TREMENDOUS accomplishment and to do it how it was done from April in Georgia to October in Maine is even more stunning. Logistically the key is to walk fast enough that the snows of New England don't sock it to you. In 2010 New England didn't start getting swacked by really mean snow until nearly Xmas.
The trip itself is a great book in itself. Many people try to hike the AT that certain comforts like rat-infested sleeping cots in small huts randomly along the way. You meet amazing personalities of AT hikers. The flora, the fauna, views and that cursedly American urge to see what is over the hill...or the mountain...or the river. An obsessive photographer could never make the trip in six months. What a great adventure. I am pea-green with envy. Write a book....yesterday."- Diana Boggs
This would be something I would love to do once I retire. Here on the western side of the U.S., we have the Pacific Rim Trail.