Almost exactly 1 year ago i decided to discontinue my initial Great Western Loop attempt due to the Corona pandemic.
Now I'm back.
After 2 weeks of quarantine in Mexico, I've met all CDC requirements to enter the United States and I'm ready to start all over again.
This year, I won't be the only one to attempt this incredible adventure of hiking 6,700miles / 11,000km.
(my route slightly differs from the one shown here...)
Two American hikers, Emma Rosenfield and Brad Hartman are also starting in April. As they go clockwise, I'm headed east.
I wish both of them the best of luck and an incredible experience. I truly hope that we can all accomplish our goals of completing this route. May all of us stay safe and sound out in the wilderness.
For this year's trail, I decided to support the Navajo Water Project.
As a hiker, finding water is one of my major concerns. I know by heart the importance of water and how it feels to run out of it.
For me it's part of my adventure, a situation I get myself into. Water is not just a necessity for our bodies. Water is a human right, it's about dignity and participation.
For too many of those people whose lands I travel, it's not part of an adventure. It's an everyday struggle.
By supporting the Navaja Water Project I'd like to raise awareness to the fact, that too many Native Americans have no reliable access to clean water.
If you have some money to spare, please consider donating to the Navajo Water Project