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Trails Around the World

Trails Around the World

By Trails Around the World by Sky King
Inspiration for adventures that you can undertake yourself, and details on how to accomplish them, with a focus on long distance trails around the world: hiking, water trails (canoe/kayak/sailing), and other adventures.
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Introduction

Trails Around the World

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010 The Long Trail (Vermont)
Vermont's Long Trail is the oldest long trail in the United States.  It was the inspiration for the Appalachian Trail.  Stretching 272 rugged miles along the ridge of the Green Mountains, it runs from Vermont's northern border with Canada down to it's southern border with Massachusetts, and is contiguous with the Appalachian Trail for it's southern 100 miles.
01:02:48
March 18, 2021
009 Thruhiking in Europe Part 2
In Episodes Eight and Nine, we speak with Christine Thurmer about long distance trails in Europe.  Christine has written three bestselling books about hiking (in German).  She has hiked 53,000 km/33,000 miles.  As far as we know, that is more than any other woman alive, today, and quite possibly more than any woman in history.  She has also bicycled 30,000 km and paddled 6,500 km.  We discuss what makesEuropean trailsdifferent, what makes them special, how to handle the planning and logistics and language barriers and to go and hike them.
01:13:06
February 18, 2021
008 Thruhiking in Europe Part 1
In Episodes Eight and Nine, we speak with Christine Thurmer, aka German Tourist.  Christine has written three bestselling books about hiking (in German).  She has hiked 53,000 km/33,000 miles.  As far as we know, that is more than any other woman alive, today, and quite possibly more than any woman in history.  She has also bicycled 30,000 km and paddled 6,500 km.  We discuss long distance trails in Europe.  What makes them different, what makes them special, how to handle the planning and logistics and language barriers and go hike them.
01:07:00
February 4, 2021
007 The Everglades Challenge
The Everglades Challenge is one of several events that are annually organized by the “Watertribe” organization.  This challenge is held during the first week of March, each year, and involves a 300-mile (500 km) trip by boat down the coast of Florida, within one week.  This event is a great adventure in it’s own right, but it is also a great way to learn about and prepare for other small-boat voyages.  Watertribe events do have a registration fee, and the registration deadline for the Everglades Challenge is January 31.  This episode’s guest has many extraordinary stories to tell, from sailing in this event to wrestling rattlesnakes and bicycling the length of Baja at the same time as the first Baja 1000, and shares how he has arranged his life to make room for adventure while simultaneously pursuing a career.
02:01:54
January 10, 2021
006 Japan's Tokai Shizen Hodou, Part 2
This is Part 2 of my interview with James and Amy, of DoingMiles.com, about Japan's Tokai Shizen Hodou, or Tokai Nature Trail.  This trail is little-known despite being 50 years old.  It encompasses 1054 miles/1697 km, including all of it's alternate routes, but is about 600 miles/1000 km from end-to-end.   Although it can be thru-hiked in about 5 weeks, this trail is perfect for section-hiking because it is so accessible along most of it's length by public transportation.  If you truly want a deep experience of Japan, this trail is one of the best ways to access it.  Running through lower mountains at about 300m-1300m altitude (1000-4000 feet), this trail is best to hike in March-April or September-November.
01:05:45
December 13, 2020
005 Japan's Tokai Shizen Hodou, Part 1
Japan's Tokai Shizen Hodou, or Tokai Nature Trail, is little-known despite being 50 years old.  This trail encompasses 1054 miles/1697 km, including all of it's alternate routes, but is about 600 miles/1000 km from end-to-end.   Although it can be thru-hiked in about 5 weeks, this trail is perfect for section-hiking because it is so accessible along most of it's length by public transportation.  If you truly want a deep experience of Japan, this trail is one of the best ways to access it.  Running through lower mountains at about 300m-1300m altitude (1000-4000 feet), this trail is best to hike in March-April or September-November.
57:25
November 20, 2020
004 The Maine Island Trail
The Maine Island Trail is the original "water trail", which can be followed using a boat or watercraft of any type.  It runs the length of the U.S. state of Maine's famously and stupendously beautiful coastline, from New Hampshire to Canada.  This episode's guest is Joe Guglielmetti, a professional Guide and kayak instructor in Maine.
01:32:43
October 4, 2020
003 New Hampshire's Cohos Trail
Whispers joins us to teach us about the Cohos Trail, which crosses the Appalachian Trail as it traverses New Hampshire's White Mountains and runs north to the Canadian border.  The Cohos Trail is a 170 mile trail which has been built over 20+ years in cooperation with the communities through which it passes.
50:17
August 23, 2020
002 The Pacific Northwest Trail
The Pacific Northwest Trail runs south of the US-Canadian border from Glacier National Park and the Continental Divide Trail for a distance of 1200 miles (~2000 kilometers) to the Pacific Ocean in Olympic National Park.
01:17:37
August 3, 2020
001 The Transcaucasian Trail
The TransCaucasian Trail is a spectacular long distance trail which is under construction in the exotic countries of Armenia and Georgia.  Many segments of the trail are already complete, and are available for you to experience and enjoy.  Armenia and Georgia are in the Caucasus mountains, which tower above the Alps as Europe’s highest mountain range and form the border between Europe and Asia.
01:13:47
June 13, 2020
Introduction
This is the introductory episode for my podcast, which will explore long distance trails in countries around the world.  Please check back every month for descriptions of trails and how to start planning one of these personal expeditions.
01:38
April 11, 2020