Danny Strayer

Danny “Crazy Horse” Strayer: I grew up in Michigan before working as a civil engineer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After five years of the office life, I’d had enough, quit my job, and began a life of travel. From road trips across America to hiking South African mountains or the Bavarian Alps, I’m always down for adventure. I blog about my travels at www.astraylife.com and am currently hiking the Appalachian Trail.

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Post-Hike Life Brings New Adventures

Post-Hike Life Brings New Adventures

After 139 days hiking through the woods I began my reintegration into society. First things first, I had to trim up the overgrown forest that had

Dec 12, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Magic and Misfortune at Katahdin

Magic and Misfortune at Katahdin

After the 100-Mile Wilderness, I was ready to conquer Katahdin, but the trail had a few more challenges to throw at me. Here's the video of my last

Dec 6, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Phone-less in the 100-Mile Wilderness

Phone-less in the 100-Mile Wilderness

Entering the 100-Mile Wilderness, my trek was slowly coming to end. But the minutiae of day-to-day trail life continued. Here's a video of a normal

Nov 24, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Maine Became a Mental Challenge

Maine Became a Mental Challenge

After the incredible White Mountains, I finally reached Maine, the last state on my journey. Check out the video: the spectacular White Mountains, I

Nov 18, 2018 : Danny Strayer
The Whites and Their Rocks Nearly Killed Me

The Whites and Their Rocks Nearly Killed Me

After 1,800 miles I finally made it to the infamous White Mountains.They proved to be the highlight of my hike. Check out the video: hellacious

Nov 10, 2018 : Danny Strayer
New Hampshire in the Buff on Hike Naked Day

New Hampshire in the Buff on Hike Naked Day

After a two-night rest at the Yellow Deli Hostel in Vermont, it was time to move on to my next state: New Hampshire.Check out my video of my days in

Oct 30, 2018 : Danny Strayer
The Ups and Downs of Vermont

The Ups and Downs of Vermont

The ups and downs of Vermont tested my emotional and physical prowess as I hiked through the Green Mountains. Watch as I tramp my way across

Sep 16, 2018 : Danny Strayer
The Trail Is Filled with New England Surprises

The Trail Is Filled with New England Surprises

Having never been to New England before, my hike through Connecticut and Massachusetts was full of surprises. Boston A

Aug 29, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Taking a Bite Out of the Big Apple

Taking a Bite Out of the Big Apple

With the Garden State behind me, I hiked into New York. Here's a video of my adventures in NY: New York City From conversations with

Aug 24, 2018 : Danny Strayer
New Jersey, You Were Filled with Surprises

New Jersey, You Were Filled with Surprises

After my phone fell in a river, I've fallen way behind on my blogging. But I'm back and ready to play catchup. Have a look at my video from New

Aug 16, 2018 : Danny Strayer