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: 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 m

Feb 15th : 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 is

Jan 19th : 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 th

Jan 9th : 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 wa

Dec 13th : 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 instructions

Oct 26th : 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 Po

Oct 3rd : 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 29th : 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 Rut

Aug 24th : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
Miles 1500-1700: Salisbury, CT to Rutland, VT

Miles 1500-1700: Salisbury, CT to Rutland, VT

Bear Mountain is the highest peak in CT (but not the highest ground) and offers stunning 360 views. Left CT and entered Massac

Aug 3rd : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
Miles 1300-1500: Stream after Sunfish Pond, NJ to Salisbury, CT

Miles 1300-1500: Stream after Sunfish Pond, NJ to Salisbury, CT

Who knew how scenic New Jersey is?! Kittatinny Mt has a rocky and scenic summit. Catfish Lookout Tower offered an extensive view of the surrounding fo

Jul 19th : Claudia and Andrew Carberry