Barley's Hiking Life!


January 2017

Oversight, don’t do this on the trail!  

As I hike more and more I remember all the things I overlooked, setting our tents up in safe areas, putting a bear bag up, and making sure you have all your gear empty of all smellables.  Oversight is a... Continue Reading →


Privacy on the trail.

Privacy is very hard for anyone backpacking, you have only the tent and the woods, maybe a large rock you can get behind. With hiking you have to keep clean, keeping organized hygiene wise and pack wise. Many hikers have... Continue Reading →

The Exposure of hiking

Exposure Many of the groups I take on hikes are new hikers or no one that has taken a backpacking trip, throughout my time working as a Trip leader I try to expose my participants to everything I can, to... Continue Reading →

Over Mtn. Shelter to Doll Flats, still my favorite hike…

So me and Scooby Doo are taking our friends on a hike for their first time. They are completely new to backpacking, they've skied and been in the mountains but never camping and serious miles so this is going to... Continue Reading →

My Section hike of the Florida Trail.

I am gonna be hiking in Florida doing a 50 mile section of the Florida Trail from (Prairie Lake to Nova Rd.). Since I am going during hunting season I am going to take a few items I regularly wouldn't.... Continue Reading →

I See You!

What is light How do we gain what we want What do we seek, when we look at the sunpower strength, courage, love, peace These are all things we want or will one day have Seeing what you can gain... Continue Reading →

Another reason to hike!

Hiking has become my go to, my salvation, my solitude, etc. Everyone has their reasons and purposes to hike Trial.! Out of everything I chose to do, hiking is my number one, that may seem selfish but let me explain... Continue Reading →

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Prep for the Long Trail!

Alright so its getting closer everyday, I plan to hike the Long Trail in Vermont around late August sometime. One idea is hiking during my bro Scooby-Doo's thru hike of the A.T. so I can do a section with him,... Continue Reading →

Missing the Trail!

Missing the trail, what do I mean by that. I could be missing any part, but the one I miss the most is travelling on the trail. Gaining miles after miles gives me more experience every time. I still remember... Continue Reading →

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