Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Posted on my GI Blog

So I posted over on my other blog about this virtual walk. Comments welcome here or there.

15 comments:

EJ said...

the Cumberland Trail is about 300 miles. Are we looking at a target length?

Valerie Comer said...

EJ, where is that? Tell us more! sounds like a nice mid-length.

Jean said...

Is there a trail that spans the US - Canadian border? I think it'd be cool to trek together across both countries. I'm looking...

Jean said...

We could always hike around Iceland...

http://www.nat.is/gonguleidireng/gonguleidir_allt_landid.htm

As long or longer than the Appalachian Trail, I think, though.

EJ said...

Val~
The Cumberland Trail goes from northern Kentucky to southern Tennessee.

http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/

Y'know, there's really nothing that says we have to have a trail. We could just pick a route, say from Jean's house to Val's house. I'm in between. I don't know about anyone else.

Jean said...

Well, that would be a heck of a walk. Bonnie, I think is in MA. Maripat, you're in the northeast too, right?

So we could start in the Northeast, hike down the Appalachian Trail to Alabama (but I'll be in Texas before ya'll get here, so maybe we go from Northeast to Illinois (or are you Indiana, EJ -- my brain is fried). From there we hit up Reno then up to beautiful BC. After BC, I suggest we stop back and Mar's for a little gambling then head down to Texas for a BBQ.

And the challenge is to complete it before we all qualify for Social Security (or the Canadian equivalent). GRIN.

Jean said...

And Joyce! We can't forget to stop by Joyce's too.

EJ said...

Jean, since you're moving soon, maybe we should start with Bonnie or Maripat, go through St. Louis to San Antonio, or we could go through St. Louis north to BC. Or just do the northern tier trek? Or warm up with St. Louis to San Antonio, and then do the northern tier trek? The northern route could go across Canada. Val, does Joyce live near you?

Valerie Comer said...

LOL, how did I miss this conversation?

Yes, Joyce is close to me. I'd think we'd have to start at Bonnie's in Boston, head through EJ's, Maripat's in Colorado--where does Texas fit, Jean?--then Margaret's in Reno, then north to BC for me and Joyce. Does that get us all?

Wow. That'd be quite the hike! At first, when it was just me and Bonnie chatting one snowy Sunday afternoon, we thought we should just start walking to each other's house, and when we got close to meeting, hop on a plane to that spot and meet up for real!

Seven makes it a tad more complicated. Don't make me do math, it hurts my brain.

EJ said...

I've got preliminary math covered. If we start in Boston and go to St. Louis, and then head south to San Antonio (surely Jean will be there when we get to that part!), and then cut north to Colorado, west to Reno, and then north to British Columbia, we'll have gone a little over 5,000 miles. I mapped it out on Yahoo maps.

Valerie Comer said...

My mind boggles. And my feet are pretty much exhausted. Wow.

Dya guys want to do that next instead of the Appalachian Trail?

Seriously?

Bonnie said...

Wow, that's quite a hike. But it's an interesting idea.

My only question is, does that mean we don't want to add anybody else?

Valerie Comer said...

LOL. I guess they'd have to be somewhere not too far off the main trail, eh?

I guess we better not add anyone from another continent or we're in big trouble...

Bonnie said...

I guess we could travel from major city to major city -- start from Boston, move through the major points between Boston and St. Louis, and so forth, then we'd probably come close to most people.

And finding pictures and stuff along the way would be easier. Every town big enough to hold a computer has a website these days.

EJ said...

Why don't we get going on the West Coast Trail and see how it goes? 5,000 miles might take us 5 years!