October 2005

You know you spend too much time in front of the computer when…..

on your morning run you notice the vibrant colors of the green grass and the blue sky and it reminds you of a website.


- Mick

Anyone that knows me knows of my life-long dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail, a 2,100 mile footpath through the Appalachian Mountains stretching from Georgia to Maine. I’ve done about half of the trail through PA but I am trying to save the rest for the “long haul”.

I also have secret hopes (guess it’s not so secret anymore) of doing the Pacific Crest Trail (a 2,655 mile trail running from Mexico to Canada through CA, OR, and WA) and the Continental Divide Trail (another long distance trail measuring 3,100 miles from Mexico to Canada through NM, CO, WY, ID and MT)

These three trails together are known as the “triple crown”.

Today I found out there is yet another trail to add to the list….a coast to coast trail known as the American Discovery Trail. I was sent a link about a couple that just became the first to complete the trail in one continued effort. I did a quick search about the trail and came up with distances ranging from 4,900 to 6,800 miles. Gotta find out more about THIS puppy!