Long Trail of Vermont

Setting Sights on Shorter Hikes Instead of the Long Trail

Setting Sights on Shorter Hikes Instead of the Long Trail

With a heavy heart, I am announcing that I am not hiking the Long Trail this year. I appreciate all the positive feedback and support I received when I announced...

Jul 3, 2018 : Matt
Life and Hiking: the Perfect Match for Me

Life and Hiking: the Perfect Match for Me

Allow me to introduce myself Welcome to my blog! A little about me, I’m 36 and I am a high school teacher in a south suburb of Chicago. I teach...

Feb 9, 2018 : Matt
7 Ways to Have Fun (and not die) on Vermont’s Long Trail

7 Ways to Have Fun (and not die) on Vermont’s Long Trail

The Long Trail is North America’s oldest established long-distance hiking trail. It’s a beauty to behold with many a beaver pond and serene lake, ski slopes with gorgeous views, flowing...

Aug 22, 2017 : Sprout
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
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.