@Philreedshikes 

I had a thought this morning that was immediately followed by, 'I should ask @Philreedshikes @johnt @hikermor @OldGuyot @Rob6 @KenBrenner and @Hikes_in_Rain this question!'

Why aren't there more long trails that run east-west?

I'm not even sure what the qualifications are for a trail to be considered 'long' but I feel like most of them run, generally, north-south (PCT, AT, CDT, Arizona Trail, Vermont's Long Trail, etc). I was talking with a friend who was part of The Alaska Range Traverse Expedition and we both mused that it felt somewhat rare that such a long trail ran east-west. It seemed fitting to tap into all of your collective wisdom here before asking google because you are all much more interesting and experienced!

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