Erik Schlimmer

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 more than 1,000 nights camped out and about 2,000 summits reached, 15,000 miles hiked. more: transadk.com and beechwoodbks.com

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From Source to Sea: A Hiker’s Guide to Long-Distance Paddling

From Source to Sea: A Hiker’s Guide to Long-Distance Paddling

When I thru-hike long-distance paths, I almost always experience solitude, beauty, and challenge, the three things that have me returning to the

Dec 23, 2018 : Erik Schlimmer
When They Name the Wilderness: A Briefing on Toponyms

When They Name the Wilderness: A Briefing on Toponyms

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

Nov 28, 2018 : Erik Schlimmer
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