Jordan Bowman

If you yelled "Yo Teach!" on the A.T. in 2014, it wasn't long before I showed up to give a lesson. As a writer, teacher, hiker, and general know-it-all, I'm happy to talk your ear off about movies, books, running, Star Wars and, of course, hiking the A.T. I enjoy writing almost as much as a brisk mountainside afternoon and have professional experience writing for websites, magazines, and old-fashioned newspapers.

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Book Review: Where’s the Next Shelter?

Book Review: Where’s the Next Shelter?

There were several times when reading Gary Sizer's  "Where's the Next Shelter?" provides the first-hand experiences of Gary "Green Giant" Sizer as he

Jun 12, 2016 : Jordan Bowman
Base Layers for Backpacking: What You Need to Know

Base Layers for Backpacking: What You Need to Know

The leaves have shifted from green to yellow to fiery red to—well, dead. The morning dew has been replaced by a white frosting of ice and snow. The

Jan 1, 2016 : Jordan Bowman
What “A Walk in the Woods” Gets Wrong About Thru-Hiking and the Appalachian Trail

What “A Walk in the Woods” Gets Wrong About Thru-Hiking and the Appalachian Trail

After years of delays, the film version of Bill Bryson’s bestselling 1998 novel has finally crawled into theaters, providing millions of moviegoers

Sep 4, 2015 : Jordan Bowman
Gear Review: Arc’teryx Bora² Mid GTX Hiking Boots

Gear Review: Arc’teryx Bora² Mid GTX Hiking Boots

It isn’t often that I put on a pair of shoes and feel like I’m wearing a piece of cutting-edge technology. Humans have been protectively wrapping

Aug 6, 2015 : Jordan Bowman
A Year after the Appalachian Trail: A Thru-Hiker’s Retrospective

A Year after the Appalachian Trail: A Thru-Hiker’s Retrospective

One year ago today, Special thanks to LoJack for documenting our summit day.  At the time, I was anxious to return home and see the family

Jul 21, 2015 : Jordan Bowman
Baxter State Park vs. Scott Jurek: The Clash of Commercial Sports and Wilderness Preservation

Baxter State Park vs. Scott Jurek: The Clash of Commercial Sports and Wilderness Preservation

On July 12, Scott Jurek stepped onto the summit of Mount Katahdin and a post on Baxter State Park's Facebook page, Jurek was issued three summonses

Jul 17, 2015 : Jordan Bowman
The Appalachian Trail Pub Crawl

The Appalachian Trail Pub Crawl

Hiking the Appalachian Trail deprives us of many things: family and friends, hot showers, Game of Thrones episodes, the ability to be socially

May 23, 2015 : Jordan Bowman
Report: Tick-Transmitted Powassan Virus “Worse Than Lyme Disease”

Report: Tick-Transmitted Powassan Virus “Worse Than Lyme Disease”

If thoughts of Lyme Disease were enough to keep you up at night, you might want to hide under covers after hearing this: rose to double-digit numbers

Apr 10, 2015 : Jordan Bowman
Gear Review: Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60

Gear Review: Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60

“Lighter is better.” It’s a mantra adopted by thousands of hikers in pursuit of the perfect ultralight backpack, one that offers comfortable

Feb 1, 2015 : Jordan Bowman
The Thru-Hiker’s Spice Kit: A Simple Guide for Improving Meals on the Trail

The Thru-Hiker’s Spice Kit: A Simple Guide for Improving Meals on the Trail

Let’s face it: thru-hiker food generally sucks. Food that is cheap, portable, lightweight, and durable enough to last through trail conditions is

Jan 8, 2015 : Jordan Bowman