The Appalachian Trail

Monday, December 27th, 2010 - 08:51 am (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: Environment, General, Living, Working, Building, Sustainability

© Appalachian Trail Conservancy

© Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Each year, the year has come again. One has just completed the plans and preparations for the coming year, but then there are the plans which you can’t squeeze into business plans, budgets or profit expectations. Before Christmas I saw a documentary on television about the Appalachian Trail in America and there was the plan again, “Just get out and find time for yourself for a few months.”. Well, between “seek for your inner self” and “find your inner self” there lie about six months of hiking thru the wilderness, but it seems to be at least in some aspects the most sustainable form of self therapy. Of course, the long-planned motorcycle trip from Norway to Sicily or from the Canadian border to Key West wouldn’t be a bad ways to make some personal spiritual experiences as well, but both ways are perhaps still too close to daily life.

Map of Appalachian Trail © Plutor

Map of Appalachian Trail © Plutor

Maybe that’s why I like the idea of the Appalachian Trail very much. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the AT, is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. It is approximately 2,179 miles (3,507 km) long. The path is maintained by 30 trail clubs and multiple partnerships, and managed by the National Park Service and the nonprofit Appalachian Trail Conservancy. The majority of the trail is in wilderness, although some portions do traverse towns and roads, and cross rivers. I just wonder when I will start my Appalachian Trail tour.

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