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

Why I Didn’t Quit the Te Araroa

Why I Didn’t Quit the Te Araroa

Though I've ranted about the things wrong with the Te Araroa, the trail has some truly amazing assets as well.

Jan 13, 2020 : Danny Strayer
Why I Almost Quit My Second Thru-Hike

Why I Almost Quit My Second Thru-Hike

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.

Nov 26, 2019 : Danny Strayer
Te Araroa Gear List

Te Araroa Gear List

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.

Nov 1, 2019 : Danny Strayer
After the AT Comes New Zealand’s TA

After the AT Comes New Zealand’s TA

After finishing a thru-hike, many hikers are left wondering what comes next. The answer's easy: another thru-hike!

Oct 18, 2019 : Danny Strayer
Post-Hike Life Brings New Adventures

Post-Hike Life Brings New Adventures

After 139 days hiking through the woods I began my reintegration into society.

Dec 12, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Magic and Misfortune at Katahdin

Magic and Misfortune at Katahdin

My final days on the trail were full of trail magic as well as misadventure.

Dec 6, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Phone-less in the 100-Mile Wilderness

Phone-less in the 100-Mile Wilderness

An unfortunate fall in a river left me without my phone as I entered the 100-mile wilderness.

Nov 24, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Maine Became a Mental Challenge

Maine Became a Mental Challenge

After the incredible White Mountains, I finally reached Maine, the last state on my journey.

Nov 18, 2018 : Danny Strayer
The Whites and Their Rocks Nearly Killed Me

The Whites and Their Rocks Nearly Killed Me

After 1,800 miles I finally made it to the infamous White Mountains. Little did I know the mountains would put me through hell.

Nov 10, 2018 : Danny Strayer
New Hampshire in the Buff on Hike Naked Day

New Hampshire in the Buff on Hike Naked Day

Crossing into New Hampshire I was ready for the summer solstice, Hike Naked Day, and Mount Moosilauke

Oct 30, 2018 : Danny Strayer