Here I will reveal my upcoming planned adventures, which means it’s time to start getting excited!
Spring 2020: Arizona Trail, “AZT”
1290km / 801 miles
Dates: April 2020 – May 2020 (45 days)
Description: The AZT begins at the US-Mexico border, traversing biomes ranging from desert to boreal forest. Continuing across the Sonoran Desert, the route crosses the Gila River, winds through the Superstition Mountains and the Mazatzal Wilderness on its way to the Mogollon Rim and majestic San Francisco Peaks. The trail north takes hikers across the Grand Canyon, and topping out on the North Rim. On the Kaibab Plateau, the trail winds through conifer forests and red bluffs, and finishes at the Utah border on the edge of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.
Summer 2020: Sierra High Route, “SHR”
315km / 196 miles
Dates: June 30 2020 – July 19 2020 (20 days)
Description: The AZT begins at Roads End in King’s Canyon NP, traversing the Sierra Mountains in a South-North direction, roughly paralleling the JMT, About 30% of the route is on maintained trails, the rest is cross country travel over granite slabs, steep snowfields, loose scree, endless boulder fields, sub-alpine forests, and a few river fords. The route crosses Yosemite NP near Tuolumne, and finally exits the wilderness at Twin Lakes/Mono Village.
2021 and beyond:
Great Divide Trail (Canada, 702m/1130km)
Northville-Placid Trail (New York, 138m/222km)
Bibbulmun Track (Australia, 621m/1000km)
Heyduke Trail (Utah/Arizona, 800m+/1300km+)
Grand Enchantment Trail (Arizona/NM, 775m+/1250km+)
Brooks Range Traverse (Alaska)