Skip to content

Backpacking & Hiking

Connecting with Our Planet One Step at a Time

Pocket Rocket 2 for image

Questions & Insights

Getting started…


Ultralight, light, comfortable, durable – so many choices.

Enlightened Equipment Quilt


“Like new” – Zpacks, Enlighted Equipment, Granite Gear

Gear Deals!


Trails, Guides, Resources, and tips from the trails


DIY, Prepared Meals, Healthy – Reviews


A little about me and this website


Ramblings, News, Reviews & Updates from the trail

Recent Blog Posts

Wildflowers above Roosevelt Lake

Arizona Trail Day 29 – Sleeping In Ash | Average Hiker

April 9th, 2022 I would be climbing up into the Maztzals, another section ravaged by wildfires in re…

Shepaug River Bridge in the Preserve

Hidden Valley Preserve – A Little Gem! | Average Hiker

The Hidden Valley Preserve in Connecticut includes approximately 17 miles of trail through various t…

View of Roosevelt Lake on road walk into town

Arizona Trail Day 28 – Roosevelt Lake Marina | Average Hiker

April 8, 2022 I was up before the sun rose and sat on my sleeping pad, wiping the sleep from my eyes…

These are two of the longer trails I hiked this year. I enjoyed hiking in the southeast and northeast this year. Next year I will be heading West.

Map of Northville Placid Trail on Average Hiker

Northville-Placid Trail

Social Media

Follow on Twitter

Follow on Facebook

Follow on Instagram


Subscribe for new posts, updates, and newsletters.