My name is Philip Werner and I am the author of Section Hiker. I started this site in 2008 to learn about blogging and discovered that I like writing and conversing with my readers almost as much as I like hiking and backpacking. I can’t hike everyday, but I can write, so I indulge myself by posting frequent articles here.
The name of this site, Section Hiker, refers to the Appalachian Trail which I’ve been hiking section by section since 2007. To date, I’ve completed 825 miles of the trail and hope to complete all of the sections between George and Maine someday. I’ve also hiked the 272 mile Long Trail in Vermont, climbed all of the 4000 footers in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, and completed two coast-to-coast backpacking trips across the Scottish highlands.
Stewardship and Volunteer Activities
I’m a active hiking and backpacking leader for the Boston Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club and help teach off-trail navigation in addition to their spring and winter hiking programs. I am also a Long Trail Mentor for the Green Mountain Club in Vermont.
Outdoor Certifications and Training
I am a Leave No Trace Master Educator qualified to train individuals to become Leave No Trace Trainers. In addition, I guide Ultimate Adventure Courses for Andrew Skurka Adventures and hold current WFA, CPR/AED, and and Level 1 AIARE Certifications.
If you’d like contact me about reviewing a product, speaking opportunities, or just to ask a question, please use this contact form and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. You can also follow me on Twitter or Facebook.
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