New Leaf

Is it bad that one of my life goals is to become hikertrash? The White Mountains of New Hampshire are my playground and I'm planning on thru hiking the Long Trail in Vermont summer of 2018.

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Being a Hiker with Chronic Injuries

Being a Hiker with Chronic Injuries

Living with Pain and Not Giving Up We put our faith in our doctor's ability to fix us when we are hurt, but what happens when they can't fix you?

Nov 10, 2017 : New Leaf
A Rebirth: Introducing New Leaf

A Rebirth: Introducing New Leaf

It's been almost three months since my last post and boy was it a downer!  In my defense, it was the end of my summer vacation and the lofty goals I

Nov 5, 2017 : New Leaf
My Summer not Thru Hiking the Long Trail

My Summer not Thru Hiking the Long Trail

  Reflections...   “This strangely still pause between summer and autumn, greenery and gold, and the heat and rising wind that is

Aug 18, 2017 : New Leaf
Social Media & Learning to Hike Your Own Hike

Social Media & Learning to Hike Your Own Hike

We've all read the words thousands of times while perusing the various blogs put out by fellow hikers. They ring in my ears when I'm being passed by

Jul 8, 2017 : New Leaf
Why I Love Hiking Culture

Why I Love Hiking Culture

Hikers are a unique breed.   They come in many forms and from many different backgrounds.  There are day hikers, and overnight backpackers, thru

Jun 4, 2017 : New Leaf
Baby Steps: Thru-Hiking Isn’t for Everyone

Baby Steps: Thru-Hiking Isn’t for Everyone

So, What's Next? You have to learn to crawl before you can learn to walk, and you have to learn to walk before you can run.  There's an order to

May 9, 2017 : New Leaf
Change of Plans?

Change of Plans?

Seesaws  I'm riding a proverbial seesaw and I don't like it. My plans to thru hike the Long Trail in Vermont this summer are currently up in the air

May 1, 2017 : New Leaf
Breaking the News and Q&A with SockedIn

Breaking the News and Q&A with SockedIn

Breaking the News How do you go about telling your family that you want to live in the woods and walk 273+ miles from Massachusetts to Canada?

Apr 2, 2017 : New Leaf
Why I’m Hiking the Long Trail

Why I’m Hiking the Long Trail

Why Thru Hike? I've spent an exorbitant amount of time browsing thru hiker's posts on Appalachian Trials and The Trek over the past year and always

Mar 20, 2017 : New Leaf
Introductions – Socked In Speaks!

Introductions – Socked In Speaks!

Introducing... Hi everyone, my name is Socked In and I'm a hiker.  This summer, I am setting out on my VERY FIRST thru hike on the Long Trail in

Mar 14, 2017 : New Leaf