March 10, 2021
I was bright-eyed and under informed. Somehow, “planning” on the internet didn’t quite ready me for some of the struggles I faced. As it turns out, long days putting one foot in front of the other is a great opportunity for reflection.
In a calendar year, our pal, Chris Pickering, better known on trail as Tarzan, is attempting to hike the three longest trails in North America: the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail and the Appalachian Trail. These trails combine for over 8,000 miles of hiking.
By Bethany Hughes The weight of the pack on my back, the sun-warmed rock, small tufts of grass growing from the cracks where my fingertips gripped, my sweating palms, the glacial blue waters of Lago Viedma lapping 15 feet below….