Walk The Parks Route
Phase 1 (COMPLETE!): 13 National Parks from Yellowstone to Grand Canyon! I walked approximately 2,600 miles and cycled 500 miles continuously to complete this route! 60 mile water carries, thunderstorms, beautiful mountains, desert, long road walks; so much adventure!
Phase 2 (COMPLETE): 4 National Parks and the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Acadia in Maine! I am lucky to report that I have successfully thru-hiked the entire Appalachian Trail for the 2nd time, while connecting Great Smoky Mountains, Shenandoah, and Acadia National Parks. The East Coast has some very spread out parks, but the Appalachian Trail is full of beautiful scenery and amazing people! I love the AT! I also took a side trip to Isle Royale National Park in northern Lake Superior.
Phase 3 (COMPLETE): 13 National Parks and 2,500 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from near Joshua Tree National Park to North Cascades National Park! Again, I am lucky to report that I have completed this phase of Walk The Parks! It started out with a road trip to Petrified Forest, Joshua Tree, Channel Islands, Redwood Forest , and Death Valley. Next up, I walked 2,500 miles from very close to Joshua Tree National Park to the Canadian border along the Pacific Crest Trail, passing through Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Lassen Volcanic, Crater Lake, Mount Rainier, and North Cascades National Parks.
Phase 4: Next up? I'm formulating my plan as you read this and will keep you updated. I'm certainly not quitting, but I need to come up with a concise plan for the future of Walk The Parks before I blindly put something up here. Any suggestions?
Please send me any questions you may have and I'll be happy to answer as soon as I can!