Tim Bennett

Having recently retired from a 44 year career at the top of my profession as an ophthalmic photographer, I’ve turned my attention to an extensive bucket list of outdoor adventures. My usual pursuits of fly fishing, paddling, cycling, and brewing have all been put on the back burner as I prepare for an end-to-end hike of The Long Trail. Training has included multiple LASH hikes on the AT where I was given the trail name, 12 Pack. It sure fits, but I may adopt a new trail name specifically for The Long Trail. I'll be following in my father's footsteps. He backpacked a long section of the LT in 1937 when he graduated from high school in Barre, VT. I heard his stories growing up, and recently stumbled on his 1937 guide book and journal from that trip. I’d like to honor his legacy by hiking the entire LT.

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The Infamous Toe Sock Incident

The Infamous Toe Sock Incident

This is a True Story This is a slightly edited and expanded version of an impromptu story I wrote in response to this prompt on the application to

Jun 22, 2022 : Tim Bennett
The Cult of Gear

The Cult of Gear

I’m Really Not a Gear Geek I’m really excited about my upcoming hike of the Long Trail and blogging about it here on The Trek. Although I’ve done a

Jun 14, 2022 : Tim Bennett
Long Trail Legacy – Following in My Father’s Footsteps

Long Trail Legacy – Following in My Father’s Footsteps

An Epiphany on Mt. Mansfield It was June 2018, and I was sitting on the summit of Mt. Mansfield having lunch with my daughter Emily and her fiancé

May 31, 2022 : Tim Bennett