Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Travel | This Cross-Country Hike Took 5 Days. That’s Going the Long Way. Advertisement Supported by Liechtenstein, Europe’s fourth-smallest country, is marking its 300th anniversary by creating a 46.6-mile set of hiking trails. ByJohn Henderson May 23, 2019 I stood on the edge of the border town in the shadow of a 12th-century castle high on a hill. I was sandwiched between the craggy peaks of 7,600-foot mountains in front of me, and 7,200-foot peaks behind me. The only sounds I heard were birds chirping. The rural village road I was standing on had nary a car. What a great day to start a cross-country trek. Telling friends beforehand, I couldn’t help suppress a sheepish smile. What country are you hiking across? they asked. Liechtenstein. O. K., Europe’s fourth-smallest country — behind Vatican City, Monaco and San Marino — is only 17 miles long and nine miles wide. It is one cattle farm bigger than Staten Island. You can drive its length in 25 minutes. A middle-aged person with a long-expired gym membership could walk across it in two days. However, I wasn’t… Read full this story
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