Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday Shout-Out: American Discovery Trail Society

I've been dreaming about hiking the ADT for months, ever since I first stumbled across the American Discovery Trail Society's webpage last spring.

The ADT is, as is stated on the above website, "the nation's first coast-to-coast, non-motorized recreation trail."  Stretching over 6800 continuous miles, it runs from Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware, to Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California.  See this directory for details.

If the girls said they wanted to walk this, then we'd be on our way to Delaware tomorrow.  As of now, however, they feel they'd miss our cats and their friends too much to embark on what would be, for us, a nonstop, year+ long hike.  Therefore, I'll assume I'll be backpacking this on my own once the kids leave for college. 

That being said, the girls have repeatedly said they might like to bike the ADT...stay tuned, that could be a real possibility in a couple of years...


Anonymous said...

That's awesome. I didn't know about this ADT trail. Thanks! Any inclination to do the AT, PCT or the Continental Divide Trail?

Patricia Ellis Herr, Alexandra Herr, and Sage Herr said...

I used to want to do the AT, but I think I'd rather tackle the ADT. I like the thought of experiencing vastly different landscapes, and I would enjoy walking from ocean to ocean. Maybe I'll end up doing all of them, though -- I plan to spend my retirement years wandering all over the place. :)