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    Re: Armchair Travels

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    The Continental Divide Trail in Four Minutes

    I've hiked much of the Colorado and Wyoming sections.
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    Lucky you ... that has to be a great hike and the scenery is breathtaking. So much naturally wide open space!

    The film has a comment that few people trek the entire trail from beginning to end and I can easily believe it. It would take a huge time commitment if nothing else. And how many people have the luxury of having nothing else to do for several months?

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    Lucky you ... that has to be a great hike and the scenery is breathtaking. So much naturally wide open space!

    The film has a comment that few people trek the entire trail from beginning to end and I can easily believe it. It would take a huge time commitment if nothing else. And how many people have the luxury of having nothing else to do for several months?
    I remember Guy Martin doing it a few years back, admittedly he was on a push bike but it was under three weeks start to finish.

    I’d be overjoyed if I could do it in less than three months.

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    I had to google Guy Martin! 3 weeks is definitely good time!

    I think the average time to hike the entirety of the Appalachian Trail is 6 to 7 months. And speaking of such, Bill Bryson wrote a wonderful travel/humor book in 1998 on his experiences on the trail (A Walk in the Woods). I read it ages ago but only recently found out that a movie had been made in 2015 with Robert Redford & Nick Nolte. I found a used copy on Ebay and watched it a few weeks ago. It wasn't completely true to the book but close enough and was a lot of fun to watch.

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    My niece and nephew retired in the 90s and spent a year hiking the AT. I helped by publishing their journals for them.
    It was pretty brutal at times. The Pennsylvania section is probably the hardest part of the entire trail.
    They actually ended up abandoning the hike in Th Berkshires because of early snowstorms, and went back the next spring to finish.
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    My niece and nephew retired in the 90s and spent a year hiking the AT. I helped by publishing their journals for them.
    It was pretty brutal at times. The Pennsylvania section is probably the hardest part of the entire trail.
    They actually ended up abandoning the hike in Th Berkshires because of early snowstorms, and went back the next spring to finish.
    That sounds like a trek to remember! I've heard that parts of the Pennsylvania trail are the hardest, probably because of the rocky terrain and in the movie I mentioned, I think they gave up in Pennsylvania. Ultimately, he finished it northward on in bits and pieces. Still an accomplishment!

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    If the other 3 are like New York, I'd like to see but would be done in a day. I visited New York a few years ago, way too intense. Sensory overload at it's best. Was a walking anxiety attack waiting to happen lol

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    I was fortunate enough to visit Venice and it's a favourite city of mine after the "big three" ... New York, London & Paris.
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    If the other 3 are like New York, I'd like to see but would be done in a day. I visited New York a few years ago, way too intense. Sensory overload at it's best. Was a walking anxiety attack waiting to happen lol
    I would really enjoy Venice, I think. The only City in Italy where I have spent much time was Milan.

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    I think I would love Milan. People are milling, not jetting to get somewhere and bouncing tourists around like ping pong balls lol. Also, the river walkway reminds me of San Antonio.

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    I would really enjoy Venice, I think. The only City in Italy where I have spent much time was Milan.

    I probably posted that in an ambien trance-soryy

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