Barley's Hiking Life!

Pause for the scenery.

via Daily Prompt: Pause Many hikers have specific reasons why they thru - hike, my reasons are my own and thats why I enjoy hiking at an individuals perspective. The point of hiking in my opinion is to pause and... Continue Reading →

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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 Vermont Long Trail 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, he... Continue Reading →

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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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Gear List (will update frequently)

Gear list updated as I hike and buy more gear... 🙂 Summer Base Weight - 7.5 lbs Bag ULA CDT Sleeping system - down this from Costco for 20 bucks and altered it to my liking (pic soon) Poncho -... Continue Reading →

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Ahh!!!! 272 miles of just thinking!

Oh my Lanta, I'm almost one month away from thru-hiking the Long Trail, I'm so ready to start walking, many thru-hikers have made there treks and have accomplished wonders only they know. I'm high for these feelings!!  My trek will... Continue Reading →

Creating my own UL Backpack!

So I am going to attempt to make my own ultralight backpack for my self, I've researched a lot of company's and saw some sweet designs that i'm going to mimic, this is my first DIY with making a backpack,... Continue Reading →

Speed! My enemy and friend.

When I go fast I feel like I see more I feel alive, even with all my sores I focus on the sights, so I don't lose my mind My speed is my friend but in the end, it will... Continue Reading →

A small joy of the trail: Coffee!

Every morning I wake up on the trail I make a cup of coffee before I do anything. I don't know what it is but I can't start my day without coffee. I'm slowly going stove-less but just the thought... Continue Reading →

Bears on the trail!

  Source: Bears! Couldn't Have said it better!! Bears are in their natural habitat, I have never seen a bear while I've been hiking and I'm out there all the time, but keeping them away from my stuff though I... Continue Reading →

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 →

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