Blog fan, Kristin I. of Winnipeg writes to tell me that there is a man up north that is hiking the 14,000 mile Trans Canada Trail. Dana Meise’s 7-year goal is to touch all of the three oceans that have Canadian shores: the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic. He’s doing the hike in chunks and is going solo. He was inspired by others he heard about doing long distance events to draw attention to causes.
The Trans Canada Trail is the world’s longest network of recreational trails. Assemblage of over 400 community trails began on Canada’s 125th Anniversary in 1992. Currently, it is well over 70% completed. The goal is to have all venues open and available for a continuous circuit by 2017 – which happens to be Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Many of the lands are defunct rail lines donated by railroad companies, similar to our Rails-to-Trails. You can follow his progress via his website/blog. The site is pretty raw but he has posted video segments of his trek so far.
Now compare that to the John Muir. 210 miles. Maybe 4 weeks. Makes you think.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com