Scott Benerofe

Hey! My name is Scott. On the trail, I go by Aquaman - Long Trail NOBO 2016. I am going to be hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2019 starting from Springer Mountian, GA. Hiking, rock climbing, and trail running have taken over my life in the best way over the last few years. I recently graduated and have been dreaming of the AT for a few years. I don't know where my degree will take me, but what I do know is that I am flying to Georgia in March to start walking!

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Nothing in Return

Nothing in Return

I've been on the trail for just about a month now and let me say, the AT is hard. I need to break the beast of a trail up into smaller goals to wrap

Apr 9, 2019 : Scott Benerofe
Reflecting on Three Weeks of Walking

Reflecting on Three Weeks of Walking

Three weeks ago today I left Springer. I think it's a good time to reflect on what's made the journey so special so far. The People Most of my big

Mar 31, 2019 : Scott Benerofe
Why I Carried a Heavy Rock Over Five Miles

Why I Carried a Heavy Rock Over Five Miles

Yes, I had a heavy rock in my backpack for over five miles the other day. I spent hours researching gear over the last year. I spent so much time

Mar 18, 2019 : Scott Benerofe
What Does My Day Look Like on the AT?

What Does My Day Look Like on the AT?

One of the things I love about backpacking is how every day has surprises. With that being said, there is a bit of a routine that I get into on

Mar 17, 2019 : Scott Benerofe
Why I Hike, and Why I’m Hiking the AT

Why I Hike, and Why I’m Hiking the AT

Soon I will be on the Appalachian Trail. The moment I have been picturing in my head every day for three and a half years is finally a few days away.

Mar 3, 2019 : Scott Benerofe
What’s in My Pack as I Prepare to Head Out?

What’s in My Pack as I Prepare to Head Out?

Alright! It is time for me to go over all of my gear. This is going to be a lengthy post because I put a good amount of thought into my gear for this

Feb 26, 2019 : Scott Benerofe
A Low Point – Feeling Comfort in Discomfort

A Low Point – Feeling Comfort in Discomfort

I glanced down at my watch to check my mileage; seven miles. The snowy footpath in front of me was only visible for a few yards before it wrapped up

Jan 22, 2019 : Scott Benerofe
Physically Preparing for the Appalachian Trail

Physically Preparing for the Appalachian Trail

The AT is a physically and mentally taxing endeavor. I have four months left before I leave the Southern Terminus of the trail and begin my hike.

Nov 13, 2018 : Scott Benerofe
Taking a Right at Maine Junction

Taking a Right at Maine Junction

In July 2016 I thru-hiked the Long Trail in Vermont. This trail coincides with the AT for about 100 miles from the Vermont---Massachusetts border to

Oct 21, 2018 : Scott Benerofe