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Explore this newly created 235 mile hiking route through the entire Adirondack park of upstate New York. Read more

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Explore this newly created 235 mile hiking route through the entire Adirondack park of upstate New York.

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This documentary is about a new hiking route created by outdoor educator and author, Erik Schlimmer. The route is for hikers who want something more challenging and more wild than previously existing trails in the Northeast. 

The Adirondack Park is the largest park in the lower 48 with an area of 6.1 million acres. It is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Glacier National Parks combined. The 235 mile trail starts at the northern border of the Adirondack Park of upstate New York and travels all the way to the southern border, passing all kinds of forests, lakes, streams, wilderness areas, wildlife, and some of the most scenic views in the nation. 

The guidebook for the route, "Blue Line to Blue Line" has already been written by Schlimmer and is in the pre-press stage. A custom map set is also being prepared to be used along with the guidebook. 

Filmmaker Ryan Whitten will be traveling to the Trans Adriondack Route during the summer of 2012 to gather footage that will be used in making a documentary about the route. With interviews from the route's creator, Erik Schlimmer, as well as Ryan Whitten's trip footage, the 6-8 minute video will serve to spread awareness about this new trail and hopefully make hikers want to hike from "Blue Line to Blue Line." 

The funds raised on Kickstarter will help cover the costs of travel and production and any donations are sincerely appreciated. 

The release date for all Trans Adirondack Route materials is January 1st, 2013. This will include the documentary, guidebook, maps, and website for the route. All donation rewards will be shipped as soon as possible after the release. 

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