After completing The Pacific Crest Trail, I realized that hiking is something I really love. I mean REALLY love. So of course, I started to plan my next hiking adventure, and before I knew I had made plans for the next few years 🙂
Things can change but I feel that these goals are pretty reasonable. Doing a thru-hike is pretty expensive if you will want to keep the apartment, and still have bills to pay while you’re away, so I will just do a few small hikes until I can afford the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) or The American Discovery trail which hopefully will be in 2021. – edit: I decided on the CDT together with Bollocks, Cheese Steak and hopefully Cream whom I all met on the PCT.
Making these plans helps a little bit on my restlessness and living in a country without any really exciting places to hike it is a hard itch to scratch while I wait for my next hike.
So, for now, these are my plans aka My future hikes
The Arizona Trail 2020
The Arizona National Scenic Trail is a complete non-motorized path, stretching 1288 (800 mi) diverse kilometers across Arizona from Mexico to Utah. It links deserts, mountains, canyons, forests, communities, and people.
April 2020 I will embark on another long distance hike, and boy I’m already excited just thinking about it! 🙂
-edit: The Arizona Trail is a reality! already in full planning mode – read about that here
The TGO Challenge 2020
The TGO Challenge is a self-supported Scottish Coast to Coast backpacking adventure. In essence it is about experiencing the remote parts of Scotland you can only reach by foot.
Unlike just about all other backpacking events, you plan your own bespoke route. There is an immense satisfaction in walking a route that you have created.
-edit: The TGO challenge is a reality! read abut it here
The Continental Devide Trail (CDT) 2021
The CDT is a United States National Scenic Trail running 3,100 miles (5,000 km) between Mexico and Canada. It follows the Continental Divide of the Americas along the Rocky Mountains and traverses five U.S. states — Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.
My idea is to do that in 2021 if I can save up enough money while still doing all the other trails on my list 🙂
So that’s my future hikes for now, after I am done with the AZT and the TGO I will probably start looking for new ideas 🙂 but I know for a fact that I will probably not be able to hike anything other than the CDT in 2021 (I haven’t even talked to the boss about getting yet another 5 months leave yet). But planning for 2022 seems crazy right now, so it will probably be something smaller (something that I can so within a couple of weeks) but we will see.