Together we walked a total of 1,064 miles!
We started the week on the Pacific Crest Trail near at the Lassen Volcanic National Park and National Forest. From there, we continued on the PCT to the end of the trail at EC Manning Provincial Park. But we still had time left, so our ending destination was the Olympic National Forest in the great state of Washington.
During this Walking the World Challenge, we will see how many times we can criss-cross the awesome United States of America.
Week 1 we started in Seattle, WA, hiked through Oregon and Idaho, passed through corners of Wyoming and Utah to reach our Week 1 destination of beautiful Boulder, Colorado.
Week 2 we started in Boulder, CO, walked to Omaha, NE and across a bridge named Bob, learned about Eden Prairie, MN, visited the Mall of America in Minneapolis (BTW its 25 years old this year) and visited Waukesha, WI aka Guitar Town on the way to the Brookfield, WI office.
Week 3 we started at the Brookfield Office and since the weather was nice and spring was upon us, we trekked north the the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and visited scenic Manistique, MI and Mackinac Island. We turned south and hiked through lower Michigan, then turned east to Toronto. We followed the St. Lawrence Seaway and reached our final destination, Quebec.
Week 4 we started in Quebec City to Madawaska, Maine, down the eastern seaboard to Boston, New York City and ending in Philadelphia.
Week 5 we started in Philadelphia, PA, then took a stroll to Washington DC. We headed west from there to Louisville, KY, continued on to Nashville, TN and ended the week “Walking in Memphis,” in Memphis, TN.
Week 6 we started in Memphis, TN and walked through the Ouachita National Recreation Trail. We passed the Fort Smith National Historic Site. From the establishment of the first Fort Smith on December 25, 1817, to the final days of Judge Isaac C. Parker’s jurisdiction over Indian Territory in 1896, Fort Smith National Historic Site preserves almost 80 years of history. Explore life on the edge of Indian Territory through the stories of soldiers, the Trail of Tears, dangerous outlaws, and the brave lawmen who pursued them and made it to Phoenix, AZ.
Week 7 we started in Phoenix, AZ and headed south and west until we reached the Southern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. We followed the PCT north until we reached the Lassen Volcanic National Park and National Forest.
Week 8 we started the week on the Pacific Crest Trail near at the Lassen Volcanic National Park and National Forest. From there, we continued on the PCT to the end of the trail at EC Manning Provincial Park. But we still had time left, so our ending destination was the Olympic National Forest in the great state of Washington.