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.

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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