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    Post Guiness Book of World Record Longest Hiking Trail

    Guess what?

    Pacific Crest Trail is officially longest hiking trail in the world for 2,650 miles. It also said that CDT, now 70% completed, will be longest when 100% is completed (3,100 miles).

    This is just for your information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash Hand
    Guess what?

    Pacific Crest Trail is officially longest hiking trail in the world for 2,650 miles. It also said that CDT, now 70% completed, will be longest when 100% is completed (3,100 miles).

    This is just for your information.

    Flash Hand
    Sorry I forget to add the website link. Here it is:

    http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/...recordid=52796

    Flash Hand

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    Default Flash Hand, about the CDT getting completed...

    Very approximately, how fast is the rest of it getting marked? What is your understanding/expectation about when it will pretty much be finished?

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    Default Longest Trail

    The North Country Trail, stretching over 4,000 miles, will be the longest trail when it is finished.
    http://www.northcountrytrail.org/

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    There was a thread on this not too long ago, and it was concluded that the c2c is the longest trail in the world, beyond any doubts, going from cap gaspe to the pacific.

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    The c2c is not continuously marked.

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    I do not think the CDT will ever be officially marked or flagged. At least, I hope not. The NCST won't either. Hence, neither will the C2C, nor the TransCanada (which I think really is road walking for most of its length). It is unlikely that there will be another trail built and marked for longer than the PCT. Of course, one might be able to argue that the AT and IAT/SIA are a logical whole and thus are longer than the PCT (I'm not sure about the status of the IAT/SIA)

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    I think they are aiming for 2008 to complete official designation of the CDT. Actually, most of it is designated now. New Mexico had the most problems, but they are resolving some of those. They have decided on the Carson NF route in the past year. Even so, a lot of the trail isn't marked and some of what was marked no longer is marked (cows and weather are hard on carsonite posts). Some of what has been designated will be rerouted -- mostly off roads - eventually. I think it will always be a trail in which hikers pick their own routes, at least to some extent. Purity is hard to sell given the conditions that people run into on the ground and the many alternatives that are possible.

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    Default Trans Canada Trail

    http://www.tctrail.ca/index.php?htmlversion2=0&lang=en&

    This one is still being developed. 11,000 miles mean anything to any one?

    I'll let you guys know how the British Columbia section is in the late spring.

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    Awesome! Sounds like great fun.
    The only thing better than mountains, is mountains where you haven't been.

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    :banana although it's not a trail....

    who really needs a trail? check out this guy at www.earthtrekuk.net
    he's got it goin' on!!!!!!

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