I'm not really sure why I'm posting this, and I realize it's kind of random. I guess I'm looking for some feedback and encouragement from the many members here. I am soon to be in my final term of University, and will be graduating at the end of April. I don't have a job lined up at this point, and haven't really been looking yet (I know, I know...). I would like to do some travelling, and have been tossing around the idea of touring across Canada. I have mentioned this idea to a few friends, who all encourage me to do it. However, none of them are keen on joining me. So.. I guess I have a couple of questions:
1) Is a cross-Canada tour doable for someone who's never toured before? Would it be wiser to start with a short trip? (ok, of course it would be wiser.. but is it necessary?)
2) How many people do this sort of thing alone? I am comfortable being alone, (having done a solo canoe trip before, but only for a few days) but have never done something alone for this length of time
Mainly, I'm looking for any words of wisdom or encouragement, and will have many more questions if/when I make up my mind.
Just some more random thoughts: If I do this, I would very much like to build up a Surly LHT. However, I think this may be a bit out of my budget. Can you post some build prices if you've built up a LHT for touring? Realistically I may just end up with a Trek 520, which is already stretching the budget...
Cheers, and I look forward to any and all comments,