PNT – Stage 5 – Northport to Bonners Ferry

Distance:  149 miles (239.7 km) Time:  6 days  (8/2/11 – 8/7/11)……..includes rest day in Northport. Avg. Miles per day:  24.8 miles (40 km) Total Miles:  959 miles (1543 km) Highlights: Metaline Falls, WA:  Population 238. Possibly my favourite town on the PNT. Stayed … Continue reading

PNT – Stage 3 – Ross Lake to Bonaparte Lake

Distance:  205 miles (329.8 km) Time:  7 days  (7/21/11 – 7/27/11) Avg. Miles per day:  29.3 miles (47.1 km) Total Miles:  663 miles (1066.8 km) Highlights: The Cascades Revisited:  The final stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail from Harts Pass to Manning Park … Continue reading

PNT – Stage 2 – Port Townsend to Ross Lake

Distance:  226 miles approx. (363.6 km) Time:  8.5 days (7/12/11 – 7/20/11) Daily Average:  26.6 miles (42.8 km) Total Distance:  458 miles (736.9 km) Highlights: Edison Culinary crawl:  Tiny place. I’ve seen bigger towns made of leggo. Nonetheless, in the space … Continue reading

Ouachita Trail Journal

Distance: 223 miles (359 km) Time: 7.5 days (1/28/2012 – 2/4/2012) Daily Average: 29.7 miles (47.8 km) Start: Pinnacle Mtn. State Park Finish: Talimena State Park Highlights: Pinnacle mountain Summit: Funnily enough this spot isn’t even on the official OT, but … Continue reading

Florida Trail – Stage 8 – South Florida

Start:  John Stretch Park Finish:  Loop Road Distance:  95.2 miles (153.2 km) Time:  3.5 days (January 12-15, 2012) Daily Average:  27.2 miles (43.8 km) Total Distance:  1137.6 miles (1830.4 km) Highlights: Big Cypress National Preserve: From I-75 down to Loop Rd., the trail consisted … Continue reading

Florida Trail – Stage 7 – Okeechobee West

Start:  SR 78 Finish:  John Stretch Park Distance:  55.5 miles (89.3 km) Time:  1.5 days (January 10-12, 2012) Daily Average:  37 miles (59.5 km) Total Distance:  1042.4 miles (1677.2 km) Highlights:                                                             Sunrise and sunset over Lake Okeechobee. Loads of alligators in the … Continue reading

Florida Trail – Stage 6 – Kissimmee River

Start:  CR 523 Finish:  SR 78 Distance:  104.6 miles (168.3 km) Time:  3.5 days (January 7-10, 2012) Daily Average:  29.9 miles (48.1 km) Total Distance:  986.9 miles (1588 km) Highlights: Three Lakes WMA: Alligators, wild hogs, whooping cranes, gorgeous sunset and a … Continue reading

Florida Trail – Stage 5 – Eastern Corridor

Start:  The 88 Store, Ocala National Forest Finish:  CR 523 Distance:  231.2 miles (372 km) Time:  7.5 days (December 30, 2011 – January 6, 2012) Daily Average:  30.8 miles  (49.6 km – including a zero day for New Years with friends in Orlando) Total … Continue reading

Florida Trail – Stage 4 – North Florida

Start:  Winquepin St./CR 255 Finish:  The 88 Store, Ocala National Forest Distance:  217.4 miles (349.9 km) Time:  7 days (December 24-30, 2011) Daily Average:  31.1 miles (50 km) Total Distance: 651.1 miles (1047.7 km) Highlights:  Suwannee River: Despite the low water … Continue reading