On May 1st,
Nimblewill Nomad again
shouldered his pack and returned to the
trail. His trek this year will
encompass two National Scenic
Trails, the Arizona and the
Pacific Northwest. As the miles
go, the distance for both will
actually total less than half that
hiked during Odyssey 2009, so the
pace should be a bit less hectic.
Plans are to allow a couple of
months for each. For the
Arizona—May and June; for the
Pacific Northwest—mid July through
Since these trails ply not only
desert, but also mountainous
terrain, with remote wilderness
areas, spectacular scenery, lots of
climbing, this journey should
present many challenges. Just as
during past odysseys, Nomad
will be posting journal entries.
Additionally, there should be lots
of great photo and video ops along
the way. He’ll also have scheduled
mail drops. He’d love hearing from
you. Please check the itinerary
page for towns and tentative dates.
So, why not plan on coming along.
Check back often; we’ll have a grand
time! And as always, please keep
the old fellow in your prayers.
The features of the
Arizona Trail are
natural features and
and large remote
historic sites dot
the entire trail.
These sites include
the mining history
the cliff dwellings
1900 tourism era
trails of Grand
Canyon National Park,
the former railroad
Patagonia, and the