“Strangely, walking makes one feel one has had a fuller life”
-Rory Stewart The Places In Between
This quote truly captures my imagination. The world is incredibly high paced; humans easily travel hundreds of miles in a single day with minimum thought and effort. We have evolved past foot paced traveling, but some still enjoy it. Every year thousands of people embark on the Appalachian Mountain Trail and the Pacific Northwest trail. Why do they do it?
I believe something about traveling through the wilderness at walking pace brings us closer to the world and ourselves. This is the spirit on the Adirondack Traverse. To travel through one of the greatest protected parks from south to north in a single 200+ mile adventure. Although not all of the journey will be on foot, a large majority of it will. The canoeing sections will show the beauty of other simplistic travel methods and how diverse the Adirondack park really is. The biking sections are, in my opinion, only to avoid walking on roads and get off them quickly so we can get back in beautiful the woods.
It is going to be EPIC!