Claudia and Andrew Carberry

Greetings! We completed our dream of North-bound thru-hiking the AT in 2016! We loved life on the trail. We will continue to share reflections on our hike and dispatches from new places. Our next adventure is New Zealand in 2017.

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Trail Profile: The Copland Track, New Zealand

Trail Profile: The Copland Track, New Zealand

Located on the rugged west coast of New Zealand's South Island, the Copland track takes you up a river valley for an up-close view of the

Mar 15, 2017 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
Trail Profile: Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Trail Profile: Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Lollygag's Journal excerpt, Friday, February 10th, 2017: "Claudia keeps saying BEST HIKE IN THE WORLD." Great Walks and this is one of them!  It

Mar 9, 2017 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
Trail Profile: Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

Trail Profile: Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

The national park, is a World Heritage Site, and was featured in the Lord of The Rings.  People are there because of the amazing landscape.  We went

Feb 15, 2017 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
Book Review: “On Trails: An Exploration”

Book Review: “On Trails: An Exploration”

On Trails: An Exploration by Robert Moor 336 pages, Simon & Schuster, $25 What does a “trail” actually mean? Where did they come from? What

Jan 19, 2017 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
Coast to Coast Walkway: Auckland, New Zealand

Coast to Coast Walkway: Auckland, New Zealand

If you haven't heard of the Coast to Coast Walkway, you're not alone.  We hadn't either!  It is the name for the 16 km (9.9 miles) urban section of

Jan 9, 2017 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
Encountering God in the Green Tunnel

Encountering God in the Green Tunnel

Lollygag here. I've had a hard time describing the spiritual aspect of my hike to friends and family since we finished. I took the hike for what it

Dec 13, 2016 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
How to Wash (and Dry) Your Down

How to Wash (and Dry) Your Down

Down coats, down sleeping bags, and even down booties, will need to be washed after any long distance hike.  The tags will give you vague

Oct 26, 2016 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
Miles 2,075-2,189.1: Monson, ME through 100 Mile Wilderness to Katahdin (and back down to Baxter)

Miles 2,075-2,189.1: Monson, ME through 100 Mile Wilderness to Katahdin (and back down to Baxter)

Monson, Maine is the beginning of the 100 Mile Wilderness (at mile 2,075).  Within the first 10 miles, we passed by Spectacle Pond, Bell Pond, Lily

Oct 3, 2016 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
Miles 1900-2075: Dream Lake, NH to Monson, ME

Miles 1900-2075: Dream Lake, NH to Monson, ME

From our site at Dream Lake (mile 1900), we crossed several streams and up to Mt Success.  Shortly after, we crossed into Maine!  The Goose Eyes were

Sep 29, 2016 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
Miles 1700-1900: Rutland, VT to Dream Lake, NH

Miles 1700-1900: Rutland, VT to Dream Lake, NH

This may have been the best, and longest, 200 miles so far!  We have created an art of stretching out our time in order to be here longer! From

Aug 24, 2016 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry