I'm a former backcountry ranger, trail builder, professor of outdoor education, and Appalachian Trail caretaker and ridge runner. Today I'm the founding member of Friends of the Trans Adirondack Route and founder and resident author of Beechwood Books. Now up to 1,000 nights camped out, 2,000 summits climbed, and 15,000 miles hiked. more: transadk.com
As the follow-up article to A History of Northeast Peakbagging I, this time we explore the antiquity of Northeast mountain climbing during winter.
In Forest and Crag, the authoritative history of the mountains of the Northeast, authors Guy and Laura Waterman introduced their "Superhiking"
In 2017, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy recorded 1,173 people as finishing the Appalachian Trail, and 1,013 of them were thru-hikers. On the
When I hike in the American West, I casually reach for one of my cameras and take photos pretty much where I'm standing. The West is quite
When I thru-hike long-distance paths, I almost always experience solitude, beauty, and challenge, the three things that have me returning to the
When I was writing a guidebook to the 240-mile Trans Adirondack Route, Blue Line to Blue Line, I shamefully tried to produce a book that guided
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
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
Trans Adirondack Route At-a-Glance Length: 240 miles Location: Adirondack Park, Upstate New York Trail Type: End-to-end Estimated