After completing The Pacific Crest Trail, I realized that hiking is something I 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.
Making these plans helps a little bit on my restlessness and living in a country without any really exciting places to hike it a hard itch to scratch while I wait for the next hike.
So, for now, these are my plans.
Skåneleden - SL1 Kust-Kustleden
Kust-kustleden is a sub trail of Skåneleden, which is a 5 part trail spanning about 1250km (776 mi) in the southern part of Sweden.
Depending on how many days off I can manage I will do as much of the trail as possible.
This will be my first hike after getting home from completing the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018.
So it will be nice to get back on a trail even though this will much easier as there are really no climbs to speak of.
But it will loosen my legs and hopefully get me ready for my Kungsleden (King’s Trail) in July.
Kungsleden (King's Ways)
Kungsleden (King’s Trail) is a hiking trail in northern Sweden, approximately 440 kilometers (270 mi) long, between Abisko in the north and Hemavan in the south.
It passes through, near the southern end, the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in Europe.
I will be traveling with Popart and Bollocks, whom I met on the Pacific Crest trail – so that will be an awesome reunion.
The Arizona Trail
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! 🙂
The Continental Devide Trail (CDT)
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 🙂
The American Discovery Trail
The American Discovery Trail is a system of recreational trails and roads which collectively form a coast-to-coast hiking and biking trail across the mid-tier of the United States.
The Trail is 6800 mi (10944 km)
Depending on circumstances I will either do the CDT or the ADT in 2021 – taking off work for 8 months is crazy expensive so I might not be able to save enough money, but I can still dream can’t I ? 😉