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 17 – This Is Living!

June 12th, 2019

A hard rain fell for a half hour last night. This should cheer the locals who mentioned the recent lack of rain. When we awoke at 6 am, yesterday evening’s swarm of mosquitoes was sleeping. We packed,...

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Day 15 – Warm Showers

June 10th, 2019

Last night an amazingly loud grinding noise woke us up. We had no idea what could make such a racket! Eventually the din ceased. We arose at the usual time and got on the road by 7 am. The first ten m...

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