Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bruce "Buck" Nelson tackles the Pacific Crest Trail

Almost two years ago I posted an article about adventurer Bruce Nelson.

Bruce personifies adventure. He’s hiked the 2168-mile Appalachian Trail, the 2700 plus miles of the Continental Divide Trail, canoed 2300 miles down the length of the Mississippi River, and has climbed Mt. McKinley (aka Denali). Additionally, in what he described as “one of the great adventures of my life”, he walked and paddled over 1,000 miles across Alaska in the summer of 2006 - alone! (see video)

Right now he's tackling the 2650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. So far he's already completed over 1000 miles. You can follow along on his trek, and check out some excellent photographs, by clicking here.

Speaking of the PCT, I recently saw an excellent program on the trail on the National Geographic Channel. It's part of the America's Wild Spaces series. Not sure if they will be showing the program again, but you could check with the Nat Geo website for more information.

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