This page has been set up to go back in time on this blog to each of the trails I have hiked. The trail logo will link you back to the first post (and sometimes the only post) for that hike. If you are interested, you can click the small links just above the post titles to view any or all of the posts I wrote for each trail. Happy Trails!
In 2012 I thru hiked the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the “A.T.” It’s a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. The trail is roughly 2,190 miles long.
In 2013 I thru hiked the Benton MacKaye Trail which shares its start on Springer Mountain with its elder sibling, the Appalachian Trail (AT). The two trails, interwoven at first, intersect four times in the BMT’s first seven miles before going their separate ways at the spectacular Long Creek Falls. The trail ends at Big Creek after leaving the Great Smoky Mountains. The trail is roughly 300 miles in length.
In 2014 I thru hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. The Pacific Crest Trail is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail closely aligned with the highest portion of the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges, which lie 100 to 150 miles east of the U.S. Pacific coast. The trail is approximately 2,650 miles in length.
In 2016 I thru hiked the Pinhoti Trail which is a southern Appalachian long distance hiking trail and is also a southeast region Appalachian Trail connector. The total distance of the trail is 337.1 miles. There are 170.7 miles in Alabama and 166.4 miles in Georgia, which makes the Pinhoti the longest hiking trail in either state.
In 2021 and 2022 I’m planning to section hike the Continental Divide Trail which is roughly 3,100 miles in length and travels between the U.S. border with Chihuahua, Mexico and the border with Alberta, Canada. The CDT follows the Continental Divide of the Americas along the Rocky Mountains and traverses five states – New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.