Kyle O'Grady

My name is Kyle (Nar Nar) O’Grady, and I like to walk around getting sweaty in the woods. I’m a Vermont Long Trail end-to-ender, I’m currently 60% done peak-bagging the Northeast 111, and I make a mean mozzarella stick. I’m going to thru-hike the AT in 2019, and spend most of my time until then working on my undergraduate in Computer Science and Digital Art at Clarkson University. So in addition to repeatedly climbing over steep hills, I can probably do your math homework.

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The Northville-Placid Trail: A 133-Mile Hidden Gem in the Adirondacks

The Northville-Placid Trail: A 133-Mile Hidden Gem in the Adirondacks

When people think of the Adirondack Mountains in New York State, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the stunning beauty of the High Peaks r

Jan 10th : Kyle O'Grady
Gear Review: Sierra Designs Elite DriDown Hoody

Gear Review: Sierra Designs Elite DriDown Hoody

As an avid peak-bagger, I don't like to limit myself to only hiking during the warmer months. When you're trying to complete a list such as the White

Jul 7th : Kyle O'Grady
East Coast Hiking: Weather and Clothing During The Warmer Seasons

East Coast Hiking: Weather and Clothing During The Warmer Seasons

I've always been drawn to hiking and backpacking, and this is largely due to the fact that every outing is vastly different in it's own unique way. Di

Jun 18th : Kyle O'Grady
The Most Viable Types of Camp Shoes: Crocs, Flip Flops, and More

The Most Viable Types of Camp Shoes: Crocs, Flip Flops, and More

It's the end of a long day on the trail; you've put in many miles, and your body is tired and sore. Your legs feel every inch of elevation you climbed

May 13th : Kyle O'Grady
The Advantages of Trekking Poles 101

The Advantages of Trekking Poles 101

Since the beginning of mankind, humans have been known to use forms of hand-held stabilization when travelling on foot over difficult terrain (the mos

Mar 19th : Kyle O'Grady
A Stride in the Direction of Recovery

A Stride in the Direction of Recovery

On December 26th 2015, I was feeling a bit restless. Despite spending an abundance of time with my friends and family as the holidays came to a close,

Feb 20th : Kyle O'Grady
The 3 Most Popular Styles of Hiking Deconstructed

The 3 Most Popular Styles of Hiking Deconstructed

Which style of hiking do you prefer? Some people hit the trail at the crack of dawn so they can reach a remote summit and still have time to make it b

Feb 5th : Kyle O'Grady
5 of the Craziest Things Ultralighters Do To Save Weight

5 of the Craziest Things Ultralighters Do To Save Weight

Whether its spending extra cash on a spork that weighs 0.5 ounces lighter than my previous one, or meticulously measuring how much hand sanitizer I'll

Jan 15th : Kyle O'Grady
Paranoia on the Northville Placid Trail; The Dannemora Escape

Paranoia on the Northville Placid Trail; The Dannemora Escape

Where were you at the beginning of last summer, when the news broke that, two convicted murderers, Richard Matt and David Sweat, had successfully esca

Jan 1st : Kyle O'Grady
From the Ground to the Trees: Transitioning From a Tent to a Hammock

From the Ground to the Trees: Transitioning From a Tent to a Hammock

So you've finally had enough; you've spent one too many nights on the cold hard ground, sleeping on top of rocks and roots, in constant worry of your

Dec 19th : Kyle O'Grady