Taylor Ciambra

Born and raised in the hills of Connecticut, I fell in love with hiking after summiting Mt. Washington during college. Since graduating, I’ve lived in Southeast Alaska and various national parks out West. I love making theatre, asking big questions, and telling stories. You can also check out more of my AT ramblings at: blistersbeforemisters.wordpress.com

Posts

Gear Review: Sawyer Select Filter and Purifier

Gear Review: Sawyer Select Filter and Purifier

guide on their website is helpful in figuring out the differences between each and what you might use them for. The S1 is meant for someone

Dec 5, 2017 : Taylor Ciambra
Disrupting Aging on the Pacific Northwest Trail

Disrupting Aging on the Pacific Northwest Trail

“They don’t let on, but I assume they think we are crazy.” This is what James Clare tells me when I ask how his friends and family are taking the

Jul 13, 2017 : Taylor Ciambra
Walking the Walk: Quadriplegic AT Thru-Hiker Stacey Kozel Shares Her Story

Walking the Walk: Quadriplegic AT Thru-Hiker Stacey Kozel Shares Her Story

Stacey “Iron Will” Kozel, the legendary quadriplegic 2016 AT thru-hiker tells her story.

Jan 25, 2017 : Taylor Ciambra
From Soldiers to Thru Hikers: Examining Civil War History Along the AT

From Soldiers to Thru Hikers: Examining Civil War History Along the AT

A review of "Hiking Through History: Civil War Sites on the Appalachian Trail".

Jan 11, 2017 : Taylor Ciambra
Benton MacKaye: Reviewing an Unconventional American Life

Benton MacKaye: Reviewing an Unconventional American Life

A review of Larry Anderson's biography "Benton MacKaye: Conservationist, Planner and Creator of the Appalachian Trail".

Oct 27, 2016 : Taylor Ciambra
Hiking in Record Time, Kaiha Bertollini Champions for Sexual Assault Awareness

Hiking in Record Time, Kaiha Bertollini Champions for Sexual Assault Awareness

Kaiha “Wild Card Ninja” Bertollini plans to break Heather "Anish" Anderson's self-supported thru hike, while also promoting a message of hope and solidarity for survivors of trauma.

Sep 14, 2016 : Taylor Ciambra
Myron Avery: The Architect of the Appalachian Trail

Myron Avery: The Architect of the Appalachian Trail

A brief overview on the man who turned Benton MacKaye's vision into a reality.

Aug 26, 2016 : Taylor Ciambra
Tougher Than Thoreau

Tougher Than Thoreau

I've decided to leave the AT at Harpers Ferry, here's me processing that.

Jun 29, 2016 : Taylor Ciambra
Writing Love Letters on the AT

Writing Love Letters on the AT

When you're alone in the woods, sometimes you talk to yourself. And sometimes talking to yourself turns into talking to your ex boyfriend.

Jun 23, 2016 : Taylor Ciambra
The Right Thing and The Difficult Thing

The Right Thing and The Difficult Thing

My hiking partner and I realize that to "hike our own hike" we need to split up.

Jun 19, 2016 : Taylor Ciambra