Los Angeles cars, congestion, and let's face it, I had an injury, making being clean air more attractive than going to clean air destinations. Low carbon, or zero carbon, traveling to minimize climate change and air pollution, without adding to congestion is the right thing to do. I love hiking, and walking, and reading about long walks.
I walk or take public transportation now about 80% of the time. I know bus drivers and regular passengers by name.
Walking and public transportation! AND WALKING LONGER AND LONGER DISTANCES, YES! Could I do a long distance hike of weeks or months enjoying soft rolling hills, an occasional rain storm? Ha! Choo!
In 1980, Scotland's first national park opened with the 95 mile West Highland Way, which follows historic routes traversing beautiful United Kingdom scenery and rather mild terrain (mild from a Californian's hiking perspective with our tall mountains) - their tallest mountain Ben Nevis is 4077 feet. PLUS no cougars or bears!
Next time on Chasing Clean Air, I'll look at another long distance walk. Whether or not I take this walk or another, I'm interested to hear from you and your experience with long distance walking/hiking.
Until next time, breathe easy and make life an adventure!