Next month I have a three-day break. If I can keep my plans afoot I hope to tackle the Art Loeb Trail. I first heard about this footpath when I was a very young man and it has remained a possible goal for years. At a bit over 30 miles in length, it can be tackled as a two-night, three-day backpacking trip. My problem is to arrange to be dropped off at one end and picked up on the other. I’m not sure I can arrange that, but I’m going to try to figure it out.
The trail does pass through some genuinely wild areas so I hope that I can find myself away from the noise of so-called civilization for a little while every day. It’s what I need and hope to find.
In past years I have actually walked on sections of the Art Loeb Trail, but never have had the time or opportunity to tackle the entire route. Here’s hoping…
|A few years back, near the Art Loeb Trail (but not on it).|
|Just short of the Art Loeb Trail on Sam Knob.|
|The famous Cold Mountain, which the Art Loeb Trial summits.|