Rue completed the first hike of the American Perimeter Trail Saturday, October 8, 2022 in Bend, Oregon

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The Creation of the APT: A Documentary

Rue and the team from Wilderness Mindset are teaming up to create a documentary about the creation of the American Perimeter Trail. This documentary will be instrumental in spreading awareness about our mission and help us on our way to becoming a National Scenic Trail.

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The American Perimeter Trail

The American Perimeter Trail (APT) is being designed by Rue McKenrick. Rue is a triple-crown backpacker, having completed the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail in the 2000’s. In addition to these thru-hikes Rue has thousands of backcountry miles and other thru-hikes throughout the United States. The APT is a loop trail that circumnavigates the contiguous United States with an estimated distance of 14,000 miles. The APT uses a combination of existing trails such as the Pacific Northwest Trail and North Country Trail and currently undefined routes. The first hike was completed on October 8, 2022.

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