Vermont’s Long Trail is 270 miles long and runs from the Vermont/Massachusetts border north to the border of the United States and Canada. Completed in 1931, it is the oldest long distance hiking trail in the United States and served as the model for the development of the Appalachian Trail.
I completed an end-to-end hike of the Long Trail in 2008 and it changed my life forever. If you’ve every wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail but been unable to justify taking 6 months off, you should think about hiking the Long Trail instead. On average, it takes hikers 22 days to complete. Alternatively, you can also break it up into smaller sections like I did, and finish it in one hiking season over long weekends.
I will be giving a talk about the Hiking Vermont’s Long Trail next week at REI Reading, just north of Boston off Rt 128, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. If you’re interested in learning more about the Long Trail or plan to hike it, you don’t want to miss this event.
If you can’t make it, here’s the deck I plan on giving. Feel free to leave a comment below or contact me if you have any questions about hiking the Long Trail. I am a Long Trail End-to-End Mentor for the Green Mountain Club and I’m happy to share advice about hiking this fantastic trail.
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