People are always asking me how many miles I’ve hiked.
“A lot” is the answer, but I never kept records.
However, I decided to put down all the trails I’ve completed. Some are very long like the Appalachian Trail. Others are short but still considered a unique trail.
- A “private walk” in New Zealand means that landowners have created a walk through their land. I didn’t have any special privileges. I just bought a permit from private owners.
- If I found the official website for the hike, it’s listed explicitly. If there doesn’t seem to be anything official, the website is linked to the name of the walk.
• Camino del Norte (2017) – 580 miles, which includes walking to Finnistere, on a pilgrimage to Santiago, Spain.
• Cinque Terre (2015) – About 11 miles through five towns in northwest Italy
• Chemin de St. Jacques (2013) – 440 miles on the French section of the Camino de Santiago from Le Puy to St. Jean Pied de Port
• Norfolk Coast Path (2011) – Three day on the east coast of England. http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/peddars-way-and-norfolk-coast-path
• Coast to Coast Walk (2008) – From the Irish Sea to the North Sea in England
• Stevenson Way (2008) – 165 miles following a path taken by Robert Louis Stevenson through Southeast France. http://www.gr70-stevenson.com/en/trail1.htm
• Banks Peninsula Track (2007) – A 21-mile private walk in the north of the South Island of New Zealand
• Hump Ridge Track (2007) – A private walk on the South Island of New Zealand
• Kalalau Trail (2005) – 22 miles (round trip) on the Napali Coast on the island of Kauai http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/hiking/kauai/kalalau-trail/
• West Highland Way (2003) – 96 miles through Scotland. http://www.west-highland-way.co.uk/home.asp
• Overland Track (2003) – 39 miles through Tasmania, Australia. http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=7771
• South Beyond 6000 (2003) – 40 mountains over 6,000 feet in North Carolina and Tennessee. This hiking challenge is managed by Carolina Mountain Club, www.carolinamountainclub.org
• Haute Route (2002) – From Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland
• Queen Charlotte Way (2001) – A private walk, 42 miles on the north part of the South Island of New Zealand. http://www.qctrack.co.nz/
• New Zealand Great Walks (1992-2001) – Nine multi-day walks in New Zealand
1. Abel Tasman Coast Track, South Island
2. Heaphy Track, South Island
3. Kepler Track, South Island
4. Lake Waikaremoana, North Island
5. Milford Track, South Island
6. Routeburn Track, South Island
7. Rakiura Track on Stewart Island
8. Tongariro Northern Circuit, North Island
9. Whanganui Journey, a river trip on the North Island)
• Kaikoura Coastal Track (1994). A private walk on the South Island of New Zealand http://www.kaikouratrack.co.nz/
• Appalachian Trail (1998) – 2,185 miles from Georgia to Maine. www.nps.gov/appa
• Winter Catskill (NY) 3500 footers (1990) – 34 peaks in the Catskills climbed in the winter. http://www.catskill-3500-club.org/
• Tour de Mont Blanc (1984) – 105 miles around Mont Blanc in Italy, France and Switzerland
• Catskills (NY) 3500 footers (1981)- 34 peaks in the Catskills. http://www.catskill-3500-club.org/
• New England 4000 footers (1981) – 17 mountains over 4,000 feet in Maine and Vermont. http://www.amc4000footer.org/
• New Hampshire 4000 footers (1978) – 48 mountains over 4,000 feet in New Hampshire. http://www.amc4000footer.org/