The Pemi Loop

Before my thru hike of the Long Trail this summer, I decided that a short shakedown hike would be in order to test out my gear setup. Most of the good overnights in Vermont are on the LT, so rather than repeat myself, I headed over to New Hampshire to try my hand at the … Continue reading The Pemi Loop

Le Tour du Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc is a 170 kilometer loop around Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the European Alps. The official route crosses at least 10 different mountain passes (sometimes more, depending on which variants you take) and passes through France, Italy and Switzerland. It's a lot of elevation loss/gain, but in true European … Continue reading Le Tour du Mont Blanc

Vermont’s Long Trail

Not to be confused with other long hiking trails, the Long Trail is the oldest long distance hiking trail in the US. It runs the entire length of Vermont, following the spine of the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts state line to the Canadian border. It's also known as one of the hardest thru-hikes in … Continue reading Vermont’s Long Trail

Snowliage in the Green Mountains

I head up to Vermont one fall weekend for a camping trip with a friend from New Zealand who’s been living in Montreal. Peak foliage was apparently the weekend prior most places but I’m hopeful that there will still be some nice patches left for us to explore. The universe must be smiling on us … Continue reading Snowliage in the Green Mountains