This is awesome! We’re not quite ready to have a thru-hike of the GPT yet, but it’s inspiring to know there’s another arid country long distance trail being planned (and hiked!) out there.
A 33-year-old hiker has just become the first person to hike a proposed trail that spans roughly 800 miles across Oregon’s high desert.
The trail runs from Bend to the Owyhee Canyonlands near the Idaho border. The Oregon Desert Trail — as it’s being called — connects many wilderness areas and proposed wilderness areas. …
Click through that link to hear an audio interview with Sage Clegg.
Water was her biggest problem. She cached some in advance in order to complete the mission.