Long Trail

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 : Socked!
Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

I’d say we’re all pretty lucky. We’re lucky to be hiking in a time when there are comprehensive and yearly updated guidebooks, water reports, and GPS apps at our fingertips,...

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 : Socked!
A Trail of Magic: Day Five on the Long Trail

A Trail of Magic: Day Five on the Long Trail

It's a town day! My first thought when I wake up. Followed quickly by less than four miles and I will be back in civilization. Four miles is nothing! I...

Nov 8, 2018 : Taylor
Washed Out in Devil’s Gulch: Long Trail Day Three

Washed Out in Devil’s Gulch: Long Trail Day Three

I wake up to the sound of rain on the tin roof of the lodge. A lot of rain. Normally this would have been a welcome sound, the sound that...

Nov 7, 2018 : Taylor
Episode 18: Family Hiking with Shoe Expert Damien Tougas (aka “Toe Salad”)

Episode 18: Family Hiking with Shoe Expert Damien Tougas (aka “Toe Salad”)

Maybe you've wondered, "What's the deal with those 'five finger shoes'?" (And shouldn't they be "five toe shoes"?) Or perhaps you're curious about minimalist footwear. You're in luck hikers! This

Oct 3, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Breaking News: The Long Trail is Great

Breaking News: The Long Trail is Great

So, the long trail got not good, but great. Once you get out of Johnson, VT, and walk up the logging road for a few miles, then a snowmobile trail,...

Jul 22, 2018 : Alan Goodwin
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
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