Thursday, March 4, 2010

Trails - End-to-End

There are so many great trails that we all enjoy running and biking and I have been intrigued with the idea of an end-to-end trek on a famous trail to add to my training. There have been many individuals focused on speed records for end-to-end trail running. The various media channels have highlighted many of the recent accomplishments by gifted runners. No interest to me as it’s not a race, just my preference is the training aspect of multi-days. I am hoping to add an end-end trek over the next few years but not the length of Appalachian or Pacific Crest because of the time commitment required to complete. A few friends have told me that a 5-7 day fast trek – unsupported will get the body and mind in “tremendous shape”.

I would love to get a list going of everyone’s favorite End-To-End multi-day trails, please send them over to me:

Check out which is a good resource.

These are just a couple I am considering:

Allegheny Passage/C&O Canal - Pennsylvania to Washington, DC 320 miles (bike or trek)

Long Trail – Vermont, 270 miles

Hut-to-Hut – Presidential Range – New Hampshire

Allegheny Trail – West Virginia 330 miles

Tahoe Rim Trail – California 165 miles

Laurel Highlands – Double Crossing – Johnstown, PA 140 miles

John Muir Trail – California 211 miles

Catamount Trail – Vermont (Snowshoeing), 300 miles

Enjoy your end-to-end Treks!