Danny Strayer

Danny “Crazy Horse” Strayer: I grew up in Michigan before working as a civil engineer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After five years of the office life, I’d had enough, quit my job, and began a life of travel. From road trips across America to hiking South African mountains or the Bavarian Alps, I’m always down for adventure. I blog about my travels at www.astraylife.com and am currently hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Posts

The Ups and Downs of Vermont

The Ups and Downs of Vermont

The ups and downs of Vermont tested my emotional and physical prowess as I hiked through the Green Mountains. Watch as I tramp my way across

Sep 16, 2018 : Danny Strayer
The Trail Is Filled with New England Surprises

The Trail Is Filled with New England Surprises

Having never been to New England before, my hike through Connecticut and Massachusetts was full of surprises. Boston A

Aug 29, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Taking a Bite Out of the Big Apple

Taking a Bite Out of the Big Apple

With the Garden State behind me, I hiked into New York. Here's a video of my adventures in NY: New York City From conversations with

Aug 24, 2018 : Danny Strayer
New Jersey, You Were Filled with Surprises

New Jersey, You Were Filled with Surprises

After my phone fell in a river, I've fallen way behind on my blogging. But I'm back and ready to play catchup. Have a look at my video from New

Aug 16, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Hating and Loving Pennsylvania

Hating and Loving Pennsylvania

It's been a few weeks since I left Pennsylvania behind me. At the time, I hated hiking through the state and was very vocal about how I did not enjoy

Jun 14, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Halfway There: Tips I’ve Learned So Far

Halfway There: Tips I’ve Learned So Far

Having passed the halfway point on the AT a few weeks ago, I’ve been reflecting on all the things I’ve discovered and learned on the trail. It’s been

May 31, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Eating Away the Virginia Blues

Eating Away the Virginia Blues

I recently finished hiking through Virginia, the longest state on the AT. After a jaunt in Damascus and the adorable Grayson Highland ponies, the

May 7, 2018 : Danny Strayer
A Novice Emerges Trail Hardened after Snows in Smokies

A Novice Emerges Trail Hardened after Snows in Smokies

I’m a little late on the blog scene here at The Trek as I’m nearing 1,000 miles. So let me get you caught up on the first 900 miles as I hike

Apr 29, 2018 : Danny Strayer
From Never Backpacking to Springer in Two Months

From Never Backpacking to Springer in Two Months

Up until mid-December 2017 I had never backpacked in my life. This is my story of how I decided, planned, and hit the Appalachian Trail in two months

Apr 24, 2018 : Danny Strayer