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What: down the Mississippi River by Canoe, from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico.
Where: Central United States; MN, WI, IA, IL, MO, KY, TN, AR, LA.
When: Aug 12 - Oct 8, 2014 (58 days).
Distance: about 2120 miles.
One great city. 600 outdoor public stairways. 130 miles in twelve sequential routes. This is the most creative, surprising, and flat-out fun trip we have ever taken.
What: Four short backpacking trips.
Where: Marin County, California.
When: 2010-2015; (2-5 days each).
Distance: 41-96 miles.
What: Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.
Where: Banff Canada to Antelope Wells NM, then to Tucson.
When: Aug 5 – Oct 2, 2007 (59 days).
Distance: ~3145 miles.
What: a circuit walk of Wales with an extension into the Cotswolds.
Where: Wales and England.
When: Jul 15 – Aug 18, 2009 (35 days).
Distance: about 660 miles.
A comprehensive list of all the gear we carry that is not already covered in the other three Gear articles. This concludes the four-part series on gear. Includes models and rationale for unique or obscure items.
What: thru-hike of the Alpe-Adria Trail (AAT).
Where: from Trieste Italy to Grossglockner Austria.
When: May 2 to Jun 2, 2014 (32 days).
Distance: about 575 miles.
A list of our big items: packs, tent, sleeping quilt, and pads. Includes models, weights, and rationale.
What: short backpacking trip in the Maritime Alps.
Where: France and Italy.
When: Aug 15-20, 2017 (5 walking days).
Distance: about 64 miles.
What: thru-hike of the Grande Traversata delle Alpi.
Where: Western Alps. Primarily Italy; a bit in Switzerland and France.
When: Jul 5 – Aug 14, 2017 (41 days).
Distance: about 562 miles.
What: thru-hike of the Haute Route Pyrenees.
Where: the border of France and Spain, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.
When: Jul 8 – Aug 11, 2010 (35 days).
Distance: about 480 miles.
A comprehensive list of Amy's backpacking clothing, including models, weights, and rationale.
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