I have been looking forward to do something travel related and as I’ve read couple of books about America’s long distance walking trails I decided to do a comparison of the trail lengths. I learned there are eleven scenic trails altogether and famous Appalachian (Walk in the Woods) and Pacific Crest (Wild) are long, but far from being the longest.
I started with simple bar chart in Raw Graphs and once I had the correct lengths, cut the bars up in illustrator, distributed them on different levels and curved the ends. I found it quite challenging to pick 11 colors that work together and decided for purple instead of green for text. Finally I added couple of graphics to liven it up. Data is here.