Hiker Historian (Trailname: “Double H”)

Hiker, Historian, and Writer. Looking forward to my 2018 Flip Flop Hike of the Appalachian Trail!

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And So It Ends, with an Unwelcome Injury

And So It Ends, with an Unwelcome Injury

And so it ends. I’ve pulled the plug on my 2018 thru-hike attempt. I had some knee issues develop over the last few weeks that eventually worsened to

May 31, 2018 : Hiker Historian (Trailname: “Double H”)
Weeks Five and Six: Boiling Springs to Palmerton

Weeks Five and Six: Boiling Springs to Palmerton

Check out my newest video. It is a short nine minutes that covers weeks five and six of my AT flip-flop thru-hike, including lots of rain, broken

May 28, 2018 : Hiker Historian (Trailname: “Double H”)
Hiking with History: Shenandoah National Park

Hiking with History: Shenandoah National Park

For many long-distance hikers, the value of Shenandoah National Park is usually measured in easy trail miles, beautiful views, plentiful black bears,

May 23, 2018 : Hiker Historian (Trailname: “Double H”)
Flip-Flop Thru-Hike: Harpers Ferry to Boiling Springs

Flip-Flop Thru-Hike: Harpers Ferry to Boiling Springs

My latest video is up. It is a quick, nine-minute look at weeks three and four of my flip-flop thru-hike from Harpers Ferry, W.V., to Boiling

May 11, 2018 : Hiker Historian (Trailname: “Double H”)
Walking with History: Revisiting Earl Shaffer’s “Walking With Spring”

Walking with History: Revisiting Earl Shaffer’s “Walking With Spring”

“Most people never in all their lives sleep under the open sky, and never realize what they are missing.” - Earl Shaffer I started my flip-flop hike

May 4, 2018 : Hiker Historian (Trailname: “Double H”)
AT Flip-Flop Thru-Hike 2018: Week Two (Video)

AT Flip-Flop Thru-Hike 2018: Week Two (Video)

Check out my newest video. A short 13-minute recap of week two of my AT flip-flop thru-hike, including finishing Shenandoah National Park, a zero day

May 3, 2018 : Hiker Historian (Trailname: “Double H”)
AT Flip-Flop Thru-Hike 2018: Week One (Video)

AT Flip-Flop Thru-Hike 2018: Week One (Video)

Check out my first video from the trail. It is a short ten minutes where I talk about my hikes and history concept, some of the crazy April weather

Apr 27, 2018 : Hiker Historian (Trailname: “Double H”)
AT Thru-Hike Gear Video (and I Get Photobombed by My Cat)

AT Thru-Hike Gear Video (and I Get Photobombed by My Cat)

I thought it might be useful to prepare a gear video for my upcoming AT thru-hike. Things have changed a bit since my earlier gear post based on some

Apr 13, 2018 : Hiker Historian (Trailname: “Double H”)
Bears, Bugs, Blisters, and Boredom: Common Concerns

Bears, Bugs, Blisters, and Boredom: Common Concerns

The Appalachian Trail is a very safe place. It is certainly less dangerous than most cities and you are probably safer walking along the Appalachian

Apr 6, 2018 : Hiker Historian (Trailname: “Double H”)
Hiking and History in Prince William Forest, Virginia (an AT Prep Hike and Vlogging Experiment)

Hiking and History in Prince William Forest, Virginia (an AT Prep Hike and Vlogging Experiment)

For the past several months I have been having a fierce debate with myself as to whether I should vlog my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. To help me

Mar 31, 2018 : Hiker Historian (Trailname: “Double H”)