Claudia and Andrew Carberry

We became AT thru-hikers in 2016! We loved life on the trail and didn't stop there. New Zealand was calling and we listened. For 3 months, we volunteered on local farms and hiked many trails on both islands. Now, we're section hiking the Ozark Highlands Trail and have launched a business called Charge the Trail: Nutrition for Long-Distance Hikers.

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Cathedral Cove: Must-do Beach Walk in New Zealand

Cathedral Cove: Must-do Beach Walk in New Zealand

Cathedral Cove is a beach hike that was recommended to us by a fellow 2016 AT thru-hiker, Pocahontas!  We trusted her judgement and made arrangements

Jul 4, 2017 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
Charge the Trail: Nutrition for Long-Distance Hikers

Charge the Trail: Nutrition for Long-Distance Hikers

There’s a trail adage that says something like, “By the end of the hike, women look like goddesses and the men look like skeletons.”  Although I

Jun 19, 2017 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
Trail Profile: Kepler Track, New Zealand

Trail Profile: Kepler Track, New Zealand

Located in the heart of Milford Track, and the keas.  They have a reputation for destruction since they like to pick away at things with their strong

May 18, 2017 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
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