Scott is a life-long hiker, who in 2017 completed his first Appalachian Trail Thru-hike with his 14 year-old son. Being led by his 17 year-old daughter, he is currently an aspiring Adirondack 46er. He is always happy to talk hiking, or anything for that matter, with anyone who'll spare the time.
We all aspire to hike lighter. Unfortunately, ultralight gear is expensive. Even standard camp stoves can run $50 and up, making alcohol stoves a
My trick to long-distance hiking is not to stop hiking. Stopping for even a five-minute break means a good ten minutes of creaky bones and joints
My daughter proposed that we become 46ers. 46ers are individuals who hike each of the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondack Park in New York State. We
This past summer my teenage daughter and I embarked on attempting to hike the 46 Adirondack High Peaks. If we hike the 46 highest peaks in the
Since completing our thru-hike, I have often been asked what the thru-hike would have been like without my son tagging along. The first—and most
My son and I were asked what the best part of our thru-hike was. Here is what we came up with. Aidan’s (Age 14) Top Five 1) Kindness of
When considering the most difficult part of a long-distance hike, many thru-hikers cite the mental game. The physical challenges are undeniable,
Through years of push and pull, parents and children develop a dynamic all their own. What happens to that dynamic when thrust into the extremes of long distance hiking?