Long Trail

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
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
Why I’m Hiking the Long Trail

Why I’m Hiking the Long Trail

Why Thru Hike? I've spent an exorbitant amount of time browsing thru hiker's posts on Appalachian Trials and The Trek over the past year and always enjoy the "why I'm...

Mar 20, 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
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