The following links take you to newspaper articles covering some of Bart's walks
-40th Anniversary National Trail System-when Bart finished original 8 National Scenic Trails:
Bart Smith completed over 37 million steps this morning, plus nearly 100,000 photographs in his 16-year shooting trek of all the National Scenic Trails (NTS). No other person can boast this astounding photo/hiking feat, covering over 16,500 miles and 34 states. To celebrate, Smith flies immediately to Washington, D.C., where he will join the 40th National Trail System Anniversary festivities... read more...
-Seattle Times when Bart finished 11 NSTs:
Bart Smith walks to the Ozette trailhead Wednesday after completing the 1,200-mile Pacific Northwest Trail. His twin passions, hiking and photography, have taken him across the United States. He's got a fifth coffee-table book coming out in January...read more...
-Tacoma News Tribune when Bart finished 11 NSTs:
Almost a year after he completed his quest to hike all of the National Scenic Trails, Bart Smith has added the system's three newest trails to his tally. In doing so, Smith has hiked more than 18,000 miles and is the first person to hike all 11 of the designated scenic trails... read more...
Bart Smith walks the Nez Perce Historical Trail near the intersection of Lipp Road and Buffalo Trail Road on Saturday afternoon. Smith started walking the trail, beginning at Wallowa Lake, Ore., on June 4 and hopes to finish on Oct. 1 near the site of the Battle of Bear Paw...read more...
-El Camino Real de los Tejas Trail Association:
Bart Smith is a man on a mission to hike and photograph every trail in the National Trails System. His project, known as Walking down a dream, began as a vision to hike all of the Nation’s National Scenic Trails by 2008, the 40th anniversary of the National Trails System Act. After hitting his target, Bart’s ambition grew and he decided to hike the entire National Trails System including the Historic Trails by 2018, the 50th anniversary of the act... read more...
-San Antonio Express News:
Now, at 52, he is working on walking all 19 of the country's Historic Trails. His goal is to complete them by 2018 to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, which President Lyndon B. Johnson signed in 1968... read more...
-Trail of Tears, Springfield News-Leader:
If he reaches his goal, Bart Smith, 52 will have walked 54,000 miles of National Trails by the time the trail system turns 50. The Tacoma, Washington, native is hiking the Trail of Tears--a 880-mile trail--and hopes to finish in a week. Next, he will tackle the El Camino Real de los Tejas Historical Trail and then Oregon Trail. Smith is also a professional photographer, and he is documenting his journey through photos and writing... read more...