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.
Though I've ranted about the things wrong with the Te Araroa, the trail has some truly amazing assets as well.
I'm three weeks into my second thru-hike on New Zealand's Te Araroa Trail, but to put it plainly, I'm not sure I'm enjoying it.
On the eve of my Te Araroa hike across New Zealand, I take stock of my gear and ponder the journey that is to come.
After finishing a thru-hike, many hikers are left wondering what comes next. The answer's easy: another thru-hike!
After 139 days hiking through the woods I began my reintegration into society.
My final days on the trail were full of trail magic as well as misadventure.
An unfortunate fall in a river left me without my phone as I entered the 100-mile wilderness.
After the incredible White Mountains, I finally reached Maine, the last state on my journey.
After 1,800 miles I finally made it to the infamous White Mountains. Little did I know the mountains would put me through hell.
Crossing into New Hampshire I was ready for the summer solstice, Hike Naked Day, and Mount Moosilauke