We want to go for a walk. A very long walk.
I read Barefoot-Sisters-Southbound-Adventures-Appalachian Trail and the journals about hiking the Appalachian Trail. The rocks of Pennsylvania didn’t sound fun.
I read Hiking the Continental Divide Trail: One Woman's Journey and the journals about the Continental Divide Trail. Carve my path in ice? We backpacked and enjoyed it, but carving an ice trail is a little more rugged than we like.
The Pacific Crest Trail --- Cheryl Strand in Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail wrote about seeing her shoe fall off the edge --- uh, I’m not that found of heights.
The California Coastal Trail involves walking along freeways, beating the tide on the Lost Coast, and --- not being discovered while crossing a Marine base.
All of the the above trails involve significant portions of the trail that we wouldn’t enjoy. Also, if we tried to complete the trail in one season, we wouldn’t be able to spend as long as we might want at one site.
So, we began to look at other options.