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.
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
The ups and downs of Vermont tested my emotional and physical prowess as I hiked through the Green Mountains.
Having never been to New England before, my hike through Connecticut and Massachusetts were full of surprises.