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The Trans Adirondack Route with Erik Schlimmer

December 17, 2020 Lori Prima, Erik Schlimmer Season 3 Episode 15
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The Trans Adirondack Route with Erik Schlimmer
Dec 17, 2020 Season 3 Episode 15
Lori Prima, Erik Schlimmer

Erik Schlimmer found the Trans Adirondack Route in 2013 and through the Friends of the Trans Adirondack Route has provided support, resources and intel on what is some of the most rugged and challenging hikes in the United States. 

"Established in 2013, the Trans Adirondack Route is a primitive pathway that traverses New York’s Adirondack Park, the largest park and forest preserve in the Lower Forty-Eight. Running 238.2 miles, few footpaths are wilder, and the route has gained a notorious nickname: "The Triple Crown Crusher." This is due to it defeating three "Triple Crowners" – those who have hiked 8,000 miles along the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail.

The route's wildness can be assessed by the public land it traverses. Five wilderness areas and eight wild forests mark the most primitive sections. During a Trans Adirondack Route traverse, you'll hike through prime moose habitat, past the haunts of old-time hermits, and under virgin timber. Primarily a lowland route, the path hops from lake to lake and meanders down scenic river valleys.

The Trans Adirondack Route uses 188 miles (79%) of hiking trails, 39 miles (16%) of road walking, and 11 miles (5%) of off-trail travel to get from one end of the park to the other. " (source: transadk.com)



Connect with Erik and Friends of the Trans Adirondack Route:
Instagram: @transadk
Visit the Trans Adirondack Route web site
Find Erik's books, maps and guidebooks  here
Erik Schlimmer on Amazon

Connect with Lori:
Instagram: @thehikepodcast
Twitter: @thehikepodcast
Blog: thehikepodcast.wordpress.com
Facebook: @thehikepodcast

Special thank you to Isabella, Tim, Leisel, Greg and Julie for being show patrons!

Music outro track "Two Mountains at a Time" from Live at the Fillmore by Pachyderm


Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thehikepodcast)

Show Notes

Erik Schlimmer found the Trans Adirondack Route in 2013 and through the Friends of the Trans Adirondack Route has provided support, resources and intel on what is some of the most rugged and challenging hikes in the United States. 

"Established in 2013, the Trans Adirondack Route is a primitive pathway that traverses New York’s Adirondack Park, the largest park and forest preserve in the Lower Forty-Eight. Running 238.2 miles, few footpaths are wilder, and the route has gained a notorious nickname: "The Triple Crown Crusher." This is due to it defeating three "Triple Crowners" – those who have hiked 8,000 miles along the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail.

The route's wildness can be assessed by the public land it traverses. Five wilderness areas and eight wild forests mark the most primitive sections. During a Trans Adirondack Route traverse, you'll hike through prime moose habitat, past the haunts of old-time hermits, and under virgin timber. Primarily a lowland route, the path hops from lake to lake and meanders down scenic river valleys.

The Trans Adirondack Route uses 188 miles (79%) of hiking trails, 39 miles (16%) of road walking, and 11 miles (5%) of off-trail travel to get from one end of the park to the other. " (source: transadk.com)



Connect with Erik and Friends of the Trans Adirondack Route:
Instagram: @transadk
Visit the Trans Adirondack Route web site
Find Erik's books, maps and guidebooks  here
Erik Schlimmer on Amazon

Connect with Lori:
Instagram: @thehikepodcast
Twitter: @thehikepodcast
Blog: thehikepodcast.wordpress.com
Facebook: @thehikepodcast

Special thank you to Isabella, Tim, Leisel, Greg and Julie for being show patrons!

Music outro track "Two Mountains at a Time" from Live at the Fillmore by Pachyderm


Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thehikepodcast)