Inspiring you to try long-distance hiking and cycling...and helping you get started!

Alan Carpenter has logged 8,200 miles of long-distance hiking and cycling adventures. They include the John Muir Trail (twice), the Colorado Trail (twice), Pacific Crest Trail, and 80% of the Appalachian Trail. He cycled the Pacific Coast bike route from Canada to the US-Mexico border and repeated the portion from Crescent city, California to Santa Barbara. Starting July 22, 2017, Alan will finish his hike of the Appalachian Trail.

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Long-distance Hiking

Long-distance Hiking with Alan T. Carpenter

Long-distance Cycling

Long-distance cycling with Alan T. Carpenter

Journals

Discover Alan T. Carpenter's Trail Journals and download his latest ebook!

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Alan T. Carpenter

Long-distance Hiking and Cycling Adventurist!

Alan Carpenter has logged 8,200 miles of long-distance hiking and cycling adventures. They include the John Muir Trail (twice), the Colorado Trail (twice), Pacific Crest Trail, and 80% of the Appalachian Trail. He cycled the Pacific Coast bike route from Canada to the US-Mexico border and repeated the portion from Crescent city, California to Santa Barbara. Beginning July 22, 2017, he’ll begin hiking the last 440 miles of the Appalachian Trail.  Check his blog for news of his adventure! 

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Adventures on the trail

with Alan Carpenter

 

      • READ ALAN CARPENTER'S PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF HIKING 1,057 MILES OF THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

      • INCLUDES ALAN'S PACIFIC CREST TRAIL 2013 BACKPACKING GEAR LIST

      • PHOTOS FROM THE TRAIL

 

"This book is dedicated to PCT older hikers who have the courage to go beyond their comfort zone and the determination to keep on walking."- Alan Carpenter

 

From the blog

 

My Appalachian Trail Gear List

March 28th, 2016

Here is my Appalachian Trail Gear List! Last fall, I started thinking seriously about hiking the Appalachian Trail. I was ready to continue my long-distance hiking cycling adventures. One major consid...

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A Steep Hike Ahead of Me

April 9th, 2016

Three weeks from today, I expect to camp at the Hawk Mountain Shelter at mile 7.8 on the Appalachian Trail, day 1 of my AT through-hike. To get to that point, I’ve been steadily checking off tasks on ...

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Happy Feet, Happy Hiker

April 10th, 2016

Long-distance hikers utterly depend on functional feet that can take a beating and keep on walking. The photograph shows me doctoring an infected blister on the outside of my left heel on the Colorado...

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