2022 Appalachian Trail

For the 20 year anniversary of my first thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail in 2002 I decided to return to the scene and hike southbound.

I had earned a sabbatical at the Oregon Natural Desert Association after having worked there for six years, so decided to spend my two months of paid leave back on the east coast hiking the most challenging parts of the trail: Maine and New Hampshire.

I was quickly reminded that hiking on the east coast is infinitely harder than almost anywhere else, but by going slow and listening to my body I was able to hike 615 miles over 54 days, making it not just through Maine and New Hampshire, but Vermont as well.

Start reading my 2022 blog here.