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Jellybean - Continental Divide Trail Journal - 2015

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City: North Pole
State: AK
Country: USA
Begins: Jun 16, 2015
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, Dec 29th, 2014

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 728
Journal Visits: 13,017
Guestbook Views: 563
Guestbook Entrys: 3

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Hiking the Triple Crown

How was I to know that when I impulsively decided to hike across Washington state in 2002, how much my life was about to change? And I mean really change! Through the people I have met, the places I have been, and the experiences that challenged me physically, mentally, psychologically, and left their mark on the path of my existence. Since that brutal introduction to long distance hiking, I have accumulated over 12,270 miles, and this summer, I plan to complete the Triple Crown of Hiking.
according to wikipedia:
"The Triple Crown of Hiking informally refers to the three major U.S. long distance hiking trails:

Pacific Crest Trail - 2,654 miles (4,270 km) long,[1] Washington, Oregon, and California between Mexico and Canada following the highest portion of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range.

Appalachian Trail - 2,184 miles (3,515 km), between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine.[2]

Continental Divide Trail - 3,100 miles (5,000 km), between Mexico and Canada following the Continental Divide along the Rocky Mountains and traversing Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.[3]

The total length of the three trails is about 7,900 miles (12,700 km); vertical gain is more than 1,000,000 feet (300,000 m) (190 miles). A total of 22 states are visited if the three trails are completed[4] The American Long Distance Hiking Association - West (ALDA-WEST) is the only organization that recognizes this hiking feat. At the ALDHA-West Gathering, held each fall, the Triple Crown honorees are recognized and awarded plaques noting their achievement. As of October 2012, 174 hikers have been designated Triple Crowners.[5]"

[1] Pacific Crest Trail Association. "Pacific Crest Trail - Frequently Asked Questions". Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail: Online Map and Guide - Mexico to Canada. United States Forest Service. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
[2] Gailey, Chris (2006). "Appalachian Trail FAQs" (accessed September 14, 2006)
[3] Karen Berger. "America's Triple CrownHiking on the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide Trails". Gorp. Retrieved 2009-11-25.
[4] Glenn Adams, Associated Press Writer (October 27, 2001). "Hiker Achieves 'Triple Crown'". Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-11-25.
[5] "Triple Crown", American Long Distance Hiking Association - West

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