View Full Version : Extending the Appalachian Trail to AFRICA!?

07-20-2010, 03:32
I'm not kidding.


"I meet the planners of this new "international" AT (http://www.internationalat.org/Pages/index) - most of them geologists - at a gathering beside an ice-cold lake in northern Maine. Their plans are nothing if not ambitious.
They want to take the trail not just over the Canadian border and into Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and up to the tip of Newfoundland.
They also want it to go all around the North Atlantic Ocean.
They insist it makes good geological sense.
The forces that threw up the Appalachian chain 350 million years ago also formed mountains across North Africa, back when there was no Atlantic Ocean, when the continents were all one - the Pangaea supercontinent - and they were linked together.
So why not link them up again, by extending the walking trail and persuade people with strong thighs and a very great deal of time on their hands to stroll all the way from Georgia to the Atlas Mountains, north of the Sahara?"

I feel their hearts are in the right place here-- what do ya'll feel?

07-20-2010, 09:23
Actually that sounds fantastic. The northern British Isles were a part as well. Sounds like Greenland as well and... iceland? Can't technically be appalachian since it's volcanic but it's a pretty place, so I won't complain.

07-20-2010, 10:37
yea ive heard about this...hey if their appalachian mtns, or were at one pt, then why not, thats actually really cool

07-20-2010, 11:39
Or they could just support the existing trail.