Connor Adams

I'm Connor, but you can call me Wiseguy. I grew up in Pawling, NY, a stone's throw away from Appalachian Trail, and finally completed my dream of a NOBO Thru-Hike in 2014, with my brother and his dog.These days you'll find me in the Rocky Mountains working with the Montana Conservation Corps and the US Forest Service, writing, adventuring, cooking, and building and maintaining those hiking trails that we all love and need so much!

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The Tao of the Trail 2: Become Small

The Tao of the Trail 2: Become Small

The Tao Te Ching is an ancient Chinese text, allegedly written by the sage Lao Tzu, around the 6th century B.C. It is comprised of short passages of

Jan 11, 2017 : Connor Adams
Dehydrating 103: Get Cooking!

Dehydrating 103: Get Cooking!

A collection of my favorite dehydrated trail meal recipes.

Dec 21, 2016 : Connor Adams
Gear Review: Bedrock Cairn Minimalist Sandals

Gear Review: Bedrock Cairn Minimalist Sandals

Bedrock Sandals is launching their new Cairn Minimalist Sandals on May 31st. If you're a minimalist, if you like to air out your feet, if you spend a lot of time in the water, or if you just love new gear, check them out!

May 29, 2016 : Connor Adams
The Tao of the Trail 1: Take Your Time

The Tao of the Trail 1: Take Your Time

The Tao Te Ching is an ancient Chinese text, allegedly written by the sage Lao Tzu, around the 6th century B.C. It is comprised of short passages of philosophy which make up the central tenets of Taoism. Its wisdom remains applicable two thousand years later, in varied contexts, including thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, and processing the emotion and change that come with the experience.

May 15, 2016 : Connor Adams
Dehydrating 102: Getting Started

Dehydrating 102: Getting Started

So, you're ready to prepare your own meals for the length of your thru-hike. You're probably looking at your bank account and thinking "wow, vacuum

Apr 17, 2016 : Connor Adams
Must See Shelters – Quarry Gap, Pennsylvania

Must See Shelters – Quarry Gap, Pennsylvania

A brief exposition in a series on the features and history of the nicest shelters on the Appalachian Trail.

Mar 14, 2016 : Connor Adams
Gear Review: The Ursack

Gear Review: The Ursack

A review of the Ursack S29 AllWhite bear-proof food storage system. $69.95, eight ounces, and worth its weight in convenience.

Feb 28, 2016 : Connor Adams
Dehydrating 101: Here’s What You Need

Dehydrating 101: Here’s What You Need

Does the thought of ramen every night and peanut better every morning not appeal to you? Are you an aspiring backcountry gourmet chef? Are you a

Feb 20, 2016 : Connor Adams
Why Should You Hike the A.T.?

Why Should You Hike the A.T.?

Having trouble explaining your upcoming adventure to incredulous friends and family? Perhaps some insights and motivations from my own thru-hike can help.

Feb 13, 2016 : Connor Adams
Three Important Black Bear Safety Tips

Three Important Black Bear Safety Tips

In which your humble narrator confronts an uppity Shenandoah black bear who has decided to move into his tent.

Feb 6, 2016 : Connor Adams