Scott Durkin

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.

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Becoming an Adirondack 46er with My Daughter: Cascade and Porter

Becoming an Adirondack 46er with My Daughter: Cascade and Porter

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

Mar 13, 2019 : Scott Durkin
My Daughter Is an Aspiring 46er, Which Pretty Much Makes Me an Aspiring 46er

My Daughter Is an Aspiring 46er, Which Pretty Much Makes Me an Aspiring 46er

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

Dec 5, 2018 : Scott Durkin
How Would Your Thru-Hike Have Been Different Without Your Son?

How Would Your Thru-Hike Have Been Different Without Your Son?

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

Nov 7, 2018 : Scott Durkin
A Father and Son’s Five Favorite Things From Their 2017 AT Hike

A Father and Son’s Five Favorite Things From Their 2017 AT Hike

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

Jul 5, 2018 : Scott Durkin
The Psychological Impact of a Thru-Hike on Children and Adolescents

The Psychological Impact of a Thru-Hike on Children and Adolescents

When considering the most difficult part of a long-distance hike, many thru-hikers cite the mental game. The physical challenges are undeniable,

Jun 8, 2018 : Scott Durkin
Parenting in the Woods: The Changing Parent/Child Dynamic During a Thru-Hike

Parenting in the Woods: The Changing Parent/Child Dynamic During a Thru-Hike

"How has the trail changed you?" This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions thru-hikers field during and after their hike. It

May 9, 2018 : Scott Durkin