Long Trail

2017 Adventure: Mini Triple Crown

2017 Adventure: Mini Triple Crown

After completing the Appalachian Trail in September of 2016, I almost immediately started looking for my next adventure - despite having sworn during several moments of my AT thru to...

Mar 29, 2017 : Nichole Young
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
9 Long Trails That Belong on Your Bucket List

9 Long Trails That Belong on Your Bucket List

Good news: There are more trails in the world than we can ever hope to hike in our lifetime. Bad news: There are more trails in the world than we...

Jun 10, 2016 : The Editors
50 Shades of Brown: An Ode to the Long Trail of Vermont

50 Shades of Brown: An Ode to the Long Trail of Vermont

Mud, mud, everywhere and not a drop to drink... My hiking buddy Andrea and I waded through brown mud slicks with hidden roots waiting to trip us. Our shoes squished...

Apr 12, 2016 : Jean Taggart
Preparing for a Long Trail Thru-Hike

Preparing for a Long Trail Thru-Hike

Hiking Vermont's Long Trail (LT) is not for the faint-hearted or the weak-footed. At 270+ miles, it is a relatively short long distance trail (compared to the 2,650 mile PCT and...

Mar 13, 2016 : Jean Taggart
6 Reasons to Hike the Long Trail

6 Reasons to Hike the Long Trail

The Long Trail (LT) is the granddaddy long distance trail of them all, the first of its kind blazed in North America. Spanning 273 miles, the LT traverses the spine...

Feb 17, 2016 : Kate Waite
Three Gems in the Triple Crown of Hiking

Three Gems in the Triple Crown of Hiking

The Triple Crown The oldest of them all, the green tunnel blazed by white, the Appalachian Trail.   The Pacific Crest trail, where the highest peaks of the Sierra ebb...

Jan 4, 2016 : Caet Cash
A Guide to Thru-Hiking the Long Trail

A Guide to Thru-Hiking the Long Trail

You’ve been thinking about hiking Vermont’s Long Trail? Maybe you’ve completed the AT and figure “well I already started the Long Trail, so it wouldn’t be too hard to finish...

Jun 22, 2015 : Raven
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.