Long Trail

Ready for Rugged: Thru-Hiking the Long Trail

Ready for Rugged: Thru-Hiking the Long Trail

“What a wonderful, once in a lifetime adventure!” That’s what I thought when I began planning my 2018 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. I had no clue at the time what that...

Aug 26, 2019 : Joellyn Sargent
Over the Hump!

Over the Hump!

We conquer the last of the difficult terrain, summit mountains in thunderstorms, and enjoy a cabin in the woods by ourselves!

Aug 10, 2019 : Sweet Monkey
Crushing Mount Mansfield and Bolton

Crushing Mount Mansfield and Bolton

Beginning the final stretch of difficult mountains on the Long Trail, we crush Mansfield and suffer some injuries.

Aug 4, 2019 : Sweet Monkey
Sweet Monkey on the LT: VT15 to Sterling Pond via Whitetop Mountain

Sweet Monkey on the LT: VT15 to Sterling Pond via Whitetop Mountain

Sweet Monkey and Michele begin the day with a seven mile climb up Whiteface but after fourteen miles are back in town eating burgers!

Jul 29, 2019 : Sweet Monkey
Sweet Monkey on the Long Trail: Journey’s End to Route 15

Sweet Monkey on the Long Trail: Journey’s End to Route 15

First five days of adventure from Canada headed SOBO toward Massachusetts!

Jul 25, 2019 : Sweet Monkey
Sweet Monkey Heads Back to Vermont!

Sweet Monkey Heads Back to Vermont!

With a car full of snacks, a month off work, and entirely too little physical preparation Michele and I head East toward Vermont to start the long trail.

Jul 20, 2019 : Sweet Monkey
Outdoor Therapy: Navy Veteran Turns to Hiking

Outdoor Therapy: Navy Veteran Turns to Hiking

US Navy disabled veteran turns to hiking as a method of overcoming depression, PTSD, and other mental health difficulties.

Jun 25, 2019 : Sweet Monkey
One Month Until My Thru-Hike

One Month Until My Thru-Hike

The days are counting down much faster than I imagined they would and here I sit with around 30 days until I hit the Long Trail. In the past few...

May 19, 2019 : Rebecca
Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

Taking on a great outdoor adventure like the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trail means navigating a world of blog posts, YouTube channels, and gear lists that can make planning overwhelming....

Mar 22, 2019 : Effie Drew
A Day Hiker Turned Thru-Hiker

A Day Hiker Turned Thru-Hiker

It has been almost two years since I decided to plan a thru-hike of the Long Trail. In April 2017, I submitted my application to blog for The Trek in...

Dec 16, 2018 : Rebecca