“Not All Those Who Wonder Are Lost” – Nimblewill Nomad Completes Epic Trekking Oddysey

Starting back in 1998, on New Years Day, the man known to many as Nimbewill Nomad departed along the Florida National Scenic Trail from the Big Cypress National Preserve, near the Miccosukee Indian Reservation, deep in the Florida Everglades; though his sites were set on a larger, more long-term hiking goal.

Noon Sunday, September 9, 2012, Nimblewill Nomad (also a Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador) reached the summit of Grand Monadnock Mountain, New Hampshire, thus completing his trek of the New England National Scenic Trail.

Starting in 1998 with and concluding in this year of 2012, September 9th marks Nimblewill’s successful conclusion of his quest to hike all eleven of America’s National Scenic Trails. Making him the second person, behind Bart Smith, to have documented this accomplishment.

Check his website for more information and details on this epic journey.

National Scenic Trail listAppalachian National Scenic Trail (Est. 1968; 2,174 mi), Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (Est. 1968; 2,638 mi), Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (Est. 1978; 3,100), North Country National Scenic Trail (Est. 1980; 4,600 mi), Ice Age National Scenic Trail (Est. 1980; 1,200 mi), Florida National Scenic Trail (Est. 1983; 1,400 mi), Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (Est. 1983; 700 mi), Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (Est. 1983; 695 mi), Arizona National Scenic Trail (Est. 2009; 807 mi), Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (est. 2009; 1,200 mi), New England National Scenic Trail (Est. 2009; 220 mi)

One Response to “Not All Those Who Wonder Are Lost” – Nimblewill Nomad Completes Epic Trekking Oddysey

  1. Ted Cowan October 5, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    I met Nimble Will while hiking with my dad up Newfoundland’s Gros Morne. I’ll never forget the experience. I turned around and here was Forest Gump charging up the hill behind me, and for some reason we began chatting. I had just started an outdoor academy at a public school in Ohio that focused on lightweight backpacking, so I was interested to learn that he was at the tail end of a trip he started down in the Keys. He had a maniacal gleam in his intelligent eyes, and a sharp wit. He shared some words of wisdom, told me he’d put me in his book (he did), and then he was off.

    This post made my day!

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