Check out this link of Samuel H. Gardner who is planning a back to back trek of the four longest trails in the US and all this in a single calender year!
The four trails are the North Country Trail, Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Pacific Crest Trail.
So what is the purpose?
“The reason for “The Initiative“ is to prove a simple but important point: Life is what we make it. We all have choices. We can choose to change or not. We can be content with who we are or we have the option to work towards the person we want to be. No matter the outcome of our decisions, we must not sit idle, we must be actively enjoying life or be actively making a change. These life-choices apply to each and everyone of us despite different life-challenges and set backs of varying degrees. The greater the hardship overcome; the greater the joy, fulfillment and self-respect.
I am doing this for me. I am doing this for the people who wish they could but physically cannot. I am doing this for the people who are alone and unsupported. I am doing this for those who dream. I am doing this for those who have forgotten their dreams. I am doing this for those who have sacrificed dreams to support others. I am doing this to share with the ones who cannot be there. I am doing this for the story. I am doing this for the adventure. I am doing this to show what is possible.
-Samuel H. Gardner”
Hope you have an inspired day!