Alan Carpenter Head Shot JMT 2010

About Alan T. Carpenter

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!

Speaking Engagements

Alan enjoys sharing his adventures and “life lessons from the trail” by giving talks about his long-distance hiking and cycling adventures to local audiences.  If you wish to hire him for your next conference or event, Alan is available for regional and national speaking engagements.  Visit Alan's other website at alantcarpenter.com for more information.


Alan's Journals

During his long-distance adventures, Alan keeps daily field journals of his experiences along the trail and road. After each adventure, he edits the field journals, combines hem with photographs he takes along the way, adds, other useful information such as a summary of what he learned, gear lists, questions and answers, and maps in some cases, maps of the route. The resulting journals appear in an 8.5 x 11 inch format. Visit our store for more details!