To complete the journey, the route utilizes a grab bag of mostly low-elevation pathways, including 160 miles of trails, 65 miles of roads, and 10 miles of trackless woods. Along the way, it visits five wilderness areas, eight wild forests, more than 50 lakes and ponds, and several hundred streams and waterways.
To get a sense of the scenery and adventure, check out Schlimmer's photo gallery.
To learn more about Schlimmer's inspiration for first hiking, and then establishing, this route, you can check out this Q and A with Schlimmer, or watch the excellent video below.
For an in-depth review of the new guidebook, plus more details about the route, check out this recent post by Philip Werner on SectionHiker.com.
Finally, to help manage and promote the route, the non-profit Friends of the Trans Adirondack Route was established in May 2013. Part of the organization's mission statement reads as follows: "We offer an immersion experience in the East's greatest remaining
wilderness, free from the confines of techno-industrial society."