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Refelections on my Long Trail End-to-End Hike

Philip Werner's Long Trail End-To-Ender Certificate

Last weekend, I finished the 8th and final section of my 270 mile End-to-End hike of the Long Trail, in Vermont. Of those 270 miles, I hiked about 230 miles by myself, beginning on May 23rd and ending on October 12th, 2008. Long Trail Southern Terminus to Rt 9. Northbound: …

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Long Trail Gear List: Section Six

Here’s the gear list for my last major section hike of The Long Trail, a 4-day, 50 mile backpack from Johnson, VT to the Canadian Border. This gear list weighs a bit more than those from my late spring and summer hikes because the weather up north is getting a …

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Long Trail Hiker Shuttles

Finding reliable shuttles has probably been the biggest planning challenge I've had as a solo section hiker on the Long Trail. Public transportation in rural Vermont is virtually non-existent and so my strategy has been to find taxi services that are familiar with the Long Trail trail heads and are …

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Gear List: Long Trail Section Two

I made a lot of changes to my gear list on my last Long Trail section hike from Clarendon Gorge to Bromley Mountain, particularly around my sleep system, changing from a hammock to a tarp tent. Despite some condensation issues with the tent in high humidity conditions, I'm going to …

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Sleep System Survival Tactics for Staying Warm

Camping in Winter

Have you even spent a cold night in your sleeping bag  wondering why you are cold when you’re sleeping in a bag that is properly rated for the temperature outside? A lot of backpackers and campers have this problem and blame their sleeping bag for it, when it could be …

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Section Hiking

  Section hikers are people who hike long distance trails in stages, maybe a weekend or a vacation, at a time. We are the unfortunate majority that can’t take a year off to hike the Appalachian Trail or many of the other fine long distance trails in the US and …

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