Paul Monsen

Free spirited, fun loving prankster going for a long walk. I’ve been dreaming about this for longer than I can remember, and I am completely stoked! I’m looking forward to burning up 5,000 calories per day including all the snickers I can eat. I’ve always wanted to sleep under a bridge, and I look forward to being homeless for a few months.

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NH High Points: Omelette Man and Franconia Ridge

NH High Points: Omelette Man and Franconia Ridge

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks since Kaya left. It took some getting used to being on my own. I will admit I was feeling a bit lonely at

Jul 23, 2018 : Paul Monsen
The People We Met During My 230-Mile LASH

The People We Met During My 230-Mile LASH

“My dad is doing a flip-flop thru-hike, and I’m out for the first month with him.” This was the way I introduced myself to nearly everyone on the

Jul 2, 2018 : Paul Monsen
Heat, and Running Low on Food in Southern Vermont

Heat, and Running Low on Food in Southern Vermont

We made it through Manchester Center, VT.   Kaya and I have hiked over 180 miles so far and I’m feeling good. My Achilles issues

Jun 25, 2018 : Paul Monsen
Great Barrington to Dalton, Mass.: Legendary Trail Angels

Great Barrington to Dalton, Mass.: Legendary Trail Angels

There are so many people along the trail eager to offer help it’s truly uplifting. In this last stretch we experienced a variety of trail magic from

Jun 16, 2018 : Paul Monsen
Our First 50: Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler

Our First 50: Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler

Our first week was a blast! We’ve covered about 50 miles and are now into Massachusetts. Connecticut was absolutely gorgeous and nicer than

Jun 10, 2018 : Paul Monsen
Decisions, Decisions. Some Easy, Some Hard

Decisions, Decisions. Some Easy, Some Hard

I’m leaving in less than 30 hours and still working through last-minute decisions. Some decisions were easy. Rain pants or rain kilt. No

Jun 1, 2018 : Paul Monsen