Erik Schlimmer

I'm a former backcountry ranger, trail builder, and Appalachian Trail caretaker and ridge runner who's now a writer and the creator of the 240-mile Trans Adirondack Route. Peakbagging, long-distance hiking, and bushwhacking, usually in the Adirondack Mountains, keeps me off the streets. On rainy days, writing projects and and speaking engagements keep me dry. Now up to more than 1,000 nights camped out and about 2,000 summits reached, 15,000 miles hiked.

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Water Off, Hikers On: Short Course in Sustainable Trail Design

Water Off, Hikers On: Short Course in Sustainable Trail Design

There are times when you can learn to do something right by initially doing it wrong. And then there are times when you think you're doing something

Nov 8, 2018 : Erik Schlimmer
Peakbagging the Lesser Adirondacks

Peakbagging the Lesser Adirondacks

The Appalachian Trail was first thru-hiked in 1948 by Earl Shaffer, and since then, more than 15,000 people have traversed its entire length. It's

Oct 23, 2018 : Erik Schlimmer
Trans Adirondack Route: A 240-Mile Walk on New York’s Wild Side

Trans Adirondack Route: A 240-Mile Walk on New York’s Wild Side

Trans Adirondack Route At-a-Glance Length: 240 miles Location: Adirondack Park, Upstate New York Trail Type: End-to-end Estimated

Oct 2, 2017 : Erik Schlimmer