I'm Jamie — trail name Ivy — and I'm stoked to join the long distance backpacking world after years of listening to podcasts, doing trail maintenance, lurking in backpacking forums, and planning epic trips in my head. I live in Manhattan, and when I'm not out on weekend hiking trips, I like to lift heavy sh*t with my gym buddies and following it up with bottomless brunch. Follow my end-to-end journey on Vermont's Long Trail over the last few weeks of September through early October, 2020!
After my first entire week hiking North on the Long Trail, I’ve still got 90 percent of my toenails and it feels like a lifestyle. It’s weird how
On the third and fourth day of my NOBO end-to-end hike, I really started to doubt whether my body was ready for this thing. Mainly, my kneecaps
Trail update: I have a trail name, but the miles on my first two days did not come easy. There were ups and downs, physically and mentally.
My gear choices for a solo NOBO on the Long Trail, what I learned on an overnight AT shakedown hike, and COVID-19 requirements for New York City folk entering Vermont.
Hi, I’m Jamie and I’ll be attempting a northbound end-to-end hike of Vermont’s Long Trail this fall. Here’s a little about me and why I’m