Dedicated to Mara's travel and hiking adventure journals as well as her words of wisdom and suggested resources for hikers and travelers.
Originally my Appalachian Trail journal site, Travels and Trails now includes other reports of travel and hiking from around the world. Please stay tuned here, and at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TravelsAndTrails for more of my adventures.
Long reports - greater than one month
Bangkok, Thailand - five weeks in Bangkok, Thailand - 2012
Southeast United States - four months traveling in Florida, the Outer Banks, and Chincoteague - 2012
Southeast United States - five months along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Florida, and coastal Georgia and S. Carolina - 2011
South America - six months in Argentina, Chile, and Peru - 2009
Central America - three months through Gautemala, Honduras, and El Salvador from 2008 to 2009
Southeast Asia - six months through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Singapore from 2007 to 2008
2008 Appalachian Trail section hike and aquablaze - two months from Pearisburg to Harpers Ferry plus the Shenandoah River
2007 Appalachian Trail section hike - three months dawdling from Georgia to Pearisburg
2006 U.S. Road and Hiking trip - 10,000 miles from Boston to the CDT, NM, CO and back
My summer in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - working for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, July through September, 2005
2005 U.S. Road trip - 5,000 miles from Boston to the Deep South
2003 U.S. Road trip - 9,000 miles from California to Massachusetts
Pacific Crest Trail - from Campo to Mt. Whitney - My journal from 700 miles on the PCT in 2003
Australia and New Zealand - Three months worth of emailed reports from the the southern hemisphere - 2003
Appalachian Trail thruhike - My entire journal from my 6 month 1999 thruhike
China and Nepal - Traveling and trekking from September to December, 1997
Antarctica - 20 day cruise to the Falklands (Malvinas), South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula - February to March, 2009
Easter Island - Moai and More - May to June, 2009
Metacomet-Monadnock Trail Section Hike - December, 2004 to October, 2005
Hiking the pinky - Manistee National Forest, October, 2004
Mid-state (MA) and Wapack(NH) trails - a week long trip discovering hiking trails less than two hours from Boston - July, 2004
New Mexico and eastern Arizona - a two week trip exploring the fascinating cultural and natural heritage of the area - March, 2004
Sages Ravine - a weekend along the AT - January, 2004
Celestial happenings! - a moonlight hiking trip report of the 2002 Leonid meteor showers
The success of plans B, C, D, and E, a July 2002 trip report: I spent two weeks hiking the Long Trail and Maine 4,000'ers.
Taconic Skyline Trail - or so we thought - April, 2002
Day trips with Han Solo - December, 2001
The sky is falling! - a 2001 Leonid Meteor shower report
What I did on my summer vacation: July 2001 - I spent a week visiting hiking friends both on and off the trail and managed to get in some Long Trail miles as well.
Minor trip reports: Spring 2001
Kicked with my own boot: March 2001 - This is my trip report from my two year anniversary hike of the start of my AT thruhike.
Franconia to Crawford Notches, an AT trail description.
Paris, France: March 1992 - A week enjoying unseasonably warm weather in late winter.
Trail reportsThese report links may be to entire journals or shortcuts to the appropriate place in longer trip journals.
Appalachian Trail thruhike, six months from Georgia to Maine in 1999
2008 Appalachian Trail section hike and aquablaze, Pearisburg to Harpers Ferry (including the Shenandoah River paddle), 2008
2007 Appalachian Trail section hike and aquablaze, Georgia to Pearisburg, 2007
AT, Franconia to Crawford Notches, a trail description
Manistee River Trail, Michigan Manistee National Forest, October, 2004
Metacomet-Monadnock Trail Section Hike, - December, 2004 to October, 2005
Mid-state Trail, Massachusetts a week long trip discovering hiking trails less than two hours from Boston - July, 2004
Pacific Crest Trail, 700 miles from Campo to Mt. Whitney, 2003
Taconic Skyline Trail - or so we thought, April, 2002
Wapack Trail, New Hampshire, a two day trip less than two hours from Boston - July, 2004
Last updated, February 6, 2013.
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