This blog is about an epic journey being undertaken by 2 women – both senior in years, but young at heart.
No one has ever suggested I plan too small, but this time even I am in awe of the adventure we are undertaking.
My name is Joanne, and “we” includes my long-time friend, Helen. Since our retirement in 2011, we have been buddies through many adventures together, including hiking end-to-end both the Bruce Trail and Oak Ridges Moraine Trail in Southern Ontario.
This time however, we have decided to go bold … really bold … and tackle the Trans-Canada Trail, now billed as The Great Trail. It is a vast network of recreational trails across Canada that currently comprises over 21,000 km of connected urban, rural, wilderness, and waterway trails. It is considered the largest recreational trail in the world and when completed is expected to be 24,000 km.
At our current ages of 70 (Helen) and 61 (me), this goal includes a healthy helping of hopeful thinking, but why not? Life should be a grand adventure.
There is nothing quite like an audacious goal. I hope you’ll join us on this bold journey.
March 29, 2017