The American Perimeter Trail Project


My name is Rue McKenrick and I am a "Triple Crowner, Long Trailer, JMTer". Thousands of backcountry miles has led me to create and thru-hike the American Perimeter Trail (APT). This trail is a 12,000 mile loop that circumnavigates the continental U.S. It uses existing trails such as the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), the Appalachian Trail (AT) or parts of the North Country Trail. I will also be continuously hiking many x-country routes (off trail) and some undefined routes using map and compass. 
​It is a process of creating, exploring, thru-hiking and designating.
Lets Build It!


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  • Marc Bendick Jr 
    • $25 
    • 13 d
  • Jean Lewis 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 1 mo
  • Jenny Carrington 
    • $10 (Offline)
    • 2 mos
  • Gary Elnan 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $225 (Offline)
    • 2 mos
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Rue McKenrick 
Bend, Oregon
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