Sunday, September 03, 2006

Bordering the Old North Trail

“Bordering the Old North Trail”

"Imagine a mountain ridge that snakes like a knobbly spine all the way from the frozen Canadian Arctic down to the deserts of Mexico. 'The Backbone of the World,' the Blackfoot Indians called what we know as the Rocky Mountains and the Continental Divide. Now imagine a footpath that runs along the base of the mountains following the 'shoreline' between the mountains and the plains — twisting through stream gullies, unraveling over low ridges and around buttes running on for 2,000 to 3,000 miles." Outside Magazine

Fragmentary evidence indicates that such a footpath existed, and it is called the Old North Trail. - DN

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