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Long Distance Contentment

Looking South from Bondcliff, White Mountains

Ever since The Challenge, I’ve been pondering the feeling of contentment I felt doing a 13 day, 170+ mile, coast-to-coast hike across Scotland. My latest hypothesis is that it comes from not having to be anywhere on a strict schedule. This is really different from a weekend section hike, which …

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Hiking in Scotland: The TGO Challenge

Warning: Another big adventure in the works. I've decided to apply to the 2010 TGO Challenge, an annual, non-competitive, coast to coast hike across Scotland, sponsored by a UK magazine called The Great Outdoors (TGO). The walk is between 180-200 miles, depending on the route taken, and must be completed in 15 …

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