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Pacific Crest Trail Fires
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas and 7 national parks. The PCT passes through 6 out of 7 of North Americas ecozones.
Continental Divide Trail Fires
The Continental Divide Trail is a national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada via New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. This unfinished trail can potentially span up to 3,100 miles.
Appalachian Trail Fires
The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is more than 2,175-mile long footpath stretching through 14 eastern states from Maine to Georgia. Conceived in 1921 and first completed in 1937, it traverses the wild, scenic, wooded, pastoral, and culturally significant lands of the Appalachian Mountains.
John Muir Trail Fires
The John Muir Trail passes through a land of 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks, of lakes in the thousands, and of canyons and granite cliffs. It's also a land blessed with the mildest, sunniest climate of any major mountain range in the world. The John Muir Trail is 211 miles long and runs (mostly in conjunction with the PCT) from Yosemite Valley to Mt Whitney, in California.
Grand Enchantment Trail Fires
The Grand Enchantment Trail is a 730-mile wilderness walking route across the Southwest U.S., connecting mountains, deserts, canyons, and places of cultural and historic interest. Beginning in the Sonoran desert near Phoenix Arizona, the route meanders eastward, crossing unique and diverse Sky Island mountain ranges, deep and water-blessed desert canyons, the pine-studded Continental Divide, and toward the southernmost Rocky Mountains, where it descends dramatically to the outskirts of Albuquerque New Mexico at its distant terminus.
Arizona Trail Fires
The Arizona National Scenic Trail is a continuous, 800+ mile diverse and scenic trail across Arizona from Mexico to Utah. It links deserts, mountains, canyons, communities and people.
Great Divide Route Fires
The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (aka GDMBR) was created by the Adventure Cycling Association. At 2,711 miles, it's the longest mapped and published off-pavement bike route in the world. The route is generally ridden north to south, crossing the Continental Divide a total of 30 times.
Tahoe Rim Trail Fires
The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 165-mile long-distance hiking trail which forms a loop around Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada and Carson ranges of California and Nevada in the United States.
Benton MacKaye Trail Fires
The Benton MacKaye Trail or BMT is a footpath nearly 300 miles in length in the Appalachian Mountains in the southeastern United States and is blazed by a 5x7 white diamond.
Sierra High Route Fires
The Sierra High Route is a cross-country hiking route, 195 miles long, through the Sierra Nevada. It was scouted by Steve Roper
Florida Trail Fires
The Florida Trail is one of eleven National Scenic Trails in the United States currently running 1,000 miles, with a total of 1,300 miles planned, from Big Cypress National Preserve to Fort Pickens at Gulf Islands National Seashore, Pensacola Beach.
Colorado Trail Fires
The Colorado Trail is a 486-mile long-distance trail running from the mouth of Waterton Canyon southwest of Denver to Durango in Colorado, United States. Its highest point is 13,271-foot above sea level, and most of the trail is above 10,000-foot.
Sky Islands Traverse Fires
As it sails from island to island on its own unique voyage, the 520 mile Sky Islands Traverse (SKIT) is intended to provide a continuous, unbroken journey on foot, one that highlights a majority of the regions standout ranges in a cohesive and compelling manner. The 70,000-square-mile Sky Island region of Arizona, New Mexico, and northern Old Mexico is said to contain perhaps two dozen of these island-like ranges; a veritable archipelago. By design, the SKIT remains entirely north of the Mexican border, on the ranges administered by the US Forest Service.
Long Trail Fires
The Long Trail is a hiking trail located in Vermont, running the length of the state. It is the oldest long-distance trail in the United States, constructed between 1910 and 1930 by the Green Mountain Club.
AZT to GDT Fires
The AZT to GDT Route combines the Arizona National Scenic Trail, the Hayduke Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and the Great Divide Trail to create a never-before-attempted 4,265 mile long hiking route. It begins along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, wanders the Colorado Plateau (one of the most remote areas in the lower 48) for hundreds of miles, then climbs onto the Continental Divide North Americas geologic backbone which it follows north until it reaches its northern terminus in British Columbia, over 700 miles beyond the U.S.-Canada border.
Idaho Centennial Trail Fires
The 900-mile Idaho Centennial Trail (ICT) weaves through the most scenic portions of Idaho's wild country, from high desert canyonlands in southern Idaho to wet mountain forests in North Idaho. ICT travelers will cross many mountains, streams and rivers in between. The ICT was designated as the official state trail during Idaho's Centennial year in 1990 by the Lasting Legacy Committee of the Idaho Centennial Commission. Since that time, only a few people have actually completed the Idaho Centennial Trail, revealing the challenge and time-commitment involved.
The Western Circle Fires
The Western Circle is a roughly 6000 mile route that connects the broad range of landscape and biodiversity in the Western United States. Beginning at the Grand Canyon, the TWC travels in a counter clockwise loop south through Arizona, west and north through New Mexico, through Colorado and Wyoming along the Continental Divide Trail, around the Greater Yellowstone region, back south through the Tetons and Wyoming Range, down the Wasatch, out onto the Colorado Plateau in Utah, and across the Arizona Strip back to the Grand Canyon.
Bigfoot Trail Fires
In the initial stage of development, the Bigfoot Trail is a 400 mile hiking trail in northern California. The trail begins in the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness and ends in Redwood National Park at the Pacific Ocean near Crescent City, California. A major focus along the trail is conifer diversity, passing 32 species. The route crosses six wilderness areas, one National Park, and one State Park. Northwest Californias Klamath Mountains foster one of the most diverse temperate coniferous forests on Earth and this route is a celebration of that biodiversity.
Pacific Northwest Trail Fires
The 1200 mile Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNNST), running from the Continental Divide to the Pacific Ocean, ranks among the most scenic trails in the world. This carefully chosen path is high for the views and long on adventure. It includes the Rocky Mountains, Selkirk Mountains, Pasayten Wilderness, North Cascades, Olympic Mountains, and Wilderness Coast. The trail crosses 3 National Parks and 7 National Forests.
Buckeye Trail Fires
For nearly 1444 miles, the Buckeye Trail winds around Ohio, reaching into every corner of the state. From a beachhead on Lake Erie near Cleveland, to a hilltop overlooking the Ohio River in Cincinnati, a hiker can experience a little of all that Ohio has to offer
Hayduke Trail Fires
The Hayduke Trail is an extremely challenging, 800-mile backcountry route through some of the most rugged and breathtaking landscapes on earth. Located entirely on public land, the trail links six of the National Parks on the Colorado Plateau in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona with the lesser known, but equally splendid, lands in between them.
Oregon Desert Trail Fires
The 750 mile Oregon Desert Trail traverses some of the most spectacular natural areas of the states dry side, including Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Steens Mountain and the Owyhee Canyonlands.
Ice Age Trail Fires
The Ice Age Trail, one of only eleven National Scenic Trails in the United States, is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting Wisconsins world-renowned Ice Age heritage and scenic beauty.
Mississippi River Fires
The Mississippi River runs for 2448 miles from its headwaters at Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.
Mountains to Sea Trail Fires
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail is North Carolinas premier hiking trail. The North Carolina state trail stretches 1150 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks, stopping at many of our states most beautiful places along the way.
Trans America Bicycle Trail Fires
The Trans America Bicycle Route spans 4,228 miles from the Pacific Ocean at Astoria, Oregon to the Atlantic Ocean at Yorktown, Virginia. This trail covers National Parks such as Yellowstone and Grand Teton. It passes through civil war historic areas as well as the great plains.
Potomac Heritage Trail Fires
The Potomac Heritage Trail, also known as the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail or the PHT, is a designated National Scenic Trail corridor spanning parts of the mid-Atlantic and upper southeastern regions of the United States that will connect various trails and historic sites in the states of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. The trail network includes 710 miles (1,140 km) of existing and planned sections, tracing the outstanding natural, historical, and cultural features of the Potomac River corridor, the upper Ohio River watershed in Pennsylvania and western Maryland, and a portion of the Rappahannock River watershed in Virginia.
Off Road Trans-America Trail Fires
The Off Road Trans-America Trail (TATOR) was designed to solve the particular problem of long road sections, with the aim of making an immersive off-road trail that does not require long stretches of road riding, while still having good access to facilities such as gas stations and accommodation.
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