back on the trail from Lawrence, KS 2nd July after hiking Delaware-Kansas 5 August-1 December 2013 (winter break)..first week back going well but hot as expected. Feels good to be hiking again, and look forward to the finish in California late fall.
Ron "zen quake" Dobra
Hi Emily Johnston,
Yes Matt Parker finished this trail, the first person ever!, in 2005. Please visit http://www.discoverytrail.org/news/parker/ and http://www.rideofpassage.com/ to learn more. It sounds like quite an ordeal as he had to cut new trails in some places. Ideally with a sound and fit horse it may be possible to complete this journey in about 1 year if you ride about 10 miles each day (and have great weather). I highly recommend learning about endurance riding before you go. The sport has taught me a lot about riding properly and looking for the small signs that my horse may need extra attention.
I live close to c&o canal and met a guy name Noah who was walking the a d t he started in Delaware and had made it to cumberland by the day before Easter good luck on your travels noah
I work in Williamsport, MD and walk the towpath everyday, year round, and today I met a very interesting woman, Cynthia, who allowed me to share her walking time with her. Cynthia is walking the ADT and started about 3 weeks ago in DE. I was amazed and envious of her fortitude. Even though we only shared about 30 minutes together, she left me with a feeling that anything is possible. Good luck, Cynthia, and have a safe trip.
I am staring the trail on May 5th! I am brining my dog, I have a 40 day supply of dog food and a 70 supply of food for me. Are cities close enough for restocking?
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Just giving an update. We are currently at Greenbelt Park, MD and we will hike through Washington D.C. tomorrow. We have spent the last three days touring D.C. with some friends we met along the way. Lord willing we will be at the C&O Canal tomorrow evening. Happy Hiking
I will be staring the trail in DE on May 5th. I am a Veteran and I am walking this trail to raise awareness for Homeless Veterans. Here is my link.
Have been giving good consideration and planning towards riding the ADT on horseback this upcoming year. Anyone ridden its entirety? Or know where I could connect with someone who has?
It looks like we will be on the trail the week of March 21st 2014. We have gotten almost all of our gear. Still trying to figure out mail drops. Thank you for any advice & best wishes to all the fellow hikers!