The Triple Crown

From the Ultimate Adventure Bucket List- National Geographic Magazine

Here they are. The 20 most extreme, hair-raising, legendary adventures on the planet, daunting even for the world’s elite athletes. If you’ve got the mettle, add these to your lifetime to-do list.

-Hike the Triple Crown


United States
The length of the United States’ three longest trails combined–nearly 7,700 miles (12,391 kilometers)–is enough to stretch nearly a third of the way around the globe, which might explain why fewer than a hundred people have clinched this Triple Crown. Walking the Pacific Crest, Appalachian, and Continental Divide Trails generally takes years and multiple pairs of boots, as hikers hoof over some of the country’s grandest features, from the Appalachians to the Rockies and Cascades. But the payoff is a rare intimate knowledge of unfathomably diverse and wild parts of the country. Between the Atlantic and Pacific, hikers take in wave-battered coastlines, primordial forests, snowcapped peaks, volcanoes, rain forests, the otherworldly geology of the desert, and, above us all, huge skies that change like moods, such as this one above Bishop Pass in California’s Sierra Nevada.

 

About tjamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, and the Continental Divide Trail in 2013 . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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One Response to The Triple Crown

  1. Rockdawg69 says:

    2 down, 1 to go Uncle Tom. CDT is waiting. Let us know when you are heading out.

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