Long Trail of Vermont

Why I Love Hiking Culture

Why I Love Hiking Culture

Hikers are a unique breed.   They come in many forms and from many different backgrounds.  There are day hikers, and overnight backpackers, thru hikers and hikertrash.  But although each...

Jun 4, 2017 : Socked In
Baby Steps: Thru-Hiking Isn’t for Everyone

Baby Steps: Thru-Hiking Isn’t for Everyone

So, What's Next? You have to learn to crawl before you can learn to walk, and you have to learn to walk before you can run.  There's an order to...

May 9, 2017 : Socked In
Change of Plans?

Change of Plans?

Seesaws  I'm riding a proverbial seesaw and I don't like it. My plans to thru hike the Long Trail in Vermont this summer are currently up in the air (upgraded...

May 1, 2017 : Socked In
Breaking the News and Q&A with SockedIn

Breaking the News and Q&A with SockedIn

Breaking the News How do you go about telling your family that you want to live in the woods and walk 273+ miles from Massachusetts to Canada?  There's no easy...

Apr 2, 2017 : Socked In
Out of Retirement

Out of Retirement

Many of the retired hikers on the Appalachian Trail said they were jealous of me for getting to thru-hike so young. I was 22 years old,  just out of college, thru-hiking a trail so...

Jul 28, 2016 : Bennett Travers
Ellie’s Intro

Ellie’s Intro

Stratton Fire Tower, Vermont This is the view from the fire tower on the summit of Stratton Mountain in southern Vermont. Would you believe it if I told you that...

Jan 20, 2014 : Ellie B.