Carl Stanfield

Greetings! I'm Carl "Professor" Stanfield, and I love backpacking. I studied Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education at Brevard College in North Carolina, then spent about 3 years living and working at camp in Leavenworth, Washington. After my time there ended, I decided to attempt a thru hike, and in April 2018, I set out on my adventure on the Appalachian Trail, finishing at the end of August 2018. I fell in love with the wondrous life of thru hiking and have decided to pursue it full time. I plan on taking on the PCT with some friends I made on the AT in 2019! Until then, I'll be working at my local outdoor store to save up for the next adventure.

Posts

Five Weeks in and the Adventure Has Been Incredible

Five Weeks in and the Adventure Has Been Incredible

Two more weeks in the books! Check out how my last 200 miles have treated me!

May 27, 2018 : Carl Stanfield
The Lure of the Trail, and the Pleasures of Town

The Lure of the Trail, and the Pleasures of Town

Navigating awkward hikers, getting into the Smokies, a solidified trail family, and restful time with the best people.

May 11, 2018 : Carl Stanfield
GA-ME On: Days One to 11

GA-ME On: Days One to 11

An overview of the first week and a half on trail! Woohoo!

May 2, 2018 : Carl Stanfield
Horizon of a Thru-Hike: QAF and Prep

Horizon of a Thru-Hike: QAF and Prep

In the first entry, Carl responds to questions that he commonly encountered in his pre-hike season. Also, check out every item in his pack and its precise weight! Check it out!

Apr 17, 2018 : Carl Stanfield