Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hiking the Appalacian Trail

Last year, I posted about my desire to hike the Appalachian Trail in the past, and I still plan to do it one day. I'm addicted to nature trails and this is the ultimate nature trail, as it spans from Georgia to Maine. I really think I'll do it in the future, but I need a lot more money and a lot more available time-off before thinking about something like this. I'll probably have to plan for after my journey sometime after the girls grow up and move out. Just know that it is on my list of things to do before I die. :)

Anyway, I was doing my blog roll today and stumbled upon a post by Anthony about a guy named Karl Meltzer. Anybody that knows anything about ultra running, will know this name; I (for one) have heard his name quite often since I started reading trail magazines and reading news and blogs about ultras. Last week, Karl started his trek to hike the Appalachian Trail in 47 days... 47 DAYS!? Most people do this in about 5-7 months. Karl, plans to hike (calculating in my head...) almost 47 miles per day, for 47 consecutive days!? Wow! Go Karl!!

The best part is that he's keeping an online journal of his trek. Check it out:


Jamie Anderson said...

Pretty fun following Karl! Too bad about all of the bad weather he encountered early on. I'm guessing Andrew's record looks safe here at least in the early onset.

32 degrees said...

Hey Luc, thanks for the comment on my blog about Pictured Rocks. I'm seriously contemplating writing a complete trail guide to the hiking/camping along the trails there for next summer. Would be awesome to experience every trail and campsite as "research." As for Karl Meltzer, I've been following along too - pretty cool updates, but looks like he's not going to make it now.... bummer. I've got a fascination with the AT also... someday I'll do it.