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

Alan Carpenter has logged 11,800 miles of long-distance hiking and cycling adventures. They include the John Muir Trail (twice), the Colorado Trail (twice), Pacific Crest Trail, and 87% 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. This fall, he completed the Southern Tier bike route from San Diego, California to St. Augustine, Florida.

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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 11,800 miles of long-distance hiking and cycling adventures. They include the John Muir Trail (twice), the Colorado Trail (twice), Pacific Crest Trail, and 87% 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. This past fall, he completed the Southern Tier bike route from San Diego, California to St. Augustine, Florida.  In spring of 2018, he will begin a thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail, starting in the boot heel of New Mexico.  Check his blog for news about his adventures! 

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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

 

Day 50 – A Long, Hard Day

June 19th, 2018

A long, hard day. In spite of sleeping on Greg’s comfortable futon, my feet ached much of the night. I got up at 6 for breakfast of granola and chocolate milk. Greg drove me up Cottonwood Canyon to th...

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Day 49 – A Change of Plans

June 17th, 2018

A change of plans. Last night’s view to the west from my tent portended unsettled weather today (see photo). A few sprinkles fell overnight. Mist enveloped the tent when I awoke. I packed up after a g...

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