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

 

Day 2 on the Southern Tier Route

September 18th, 2017

After a pleasant night's sleep, we ate breakfast, found a bathroom, and headed back to the highway. After a short ride on Interstate 8, eased northeast on Hwy 79 toward Pine Valley, Betsy and I split ...

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Day 1 on the Southern Tier Route

September 17th, 2017

Our flight to San Diego was uneventful. We assembled our bikes at the airport and headed west to the ocean. We started the route at Dog Beach (see photo). We hiked east along the San Diego River to La...

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