In a recent post by Steven, he had asked if anyone would be interested in writing a guest post. I thought that I would give it a shot. This is my first ever guest post so I hope I don’t scare Steven’s followers away with it. This also gives me the opportunity to promote my beautiful homeland of Vermont.
My name is Joe and I write the blog The Adventures of Jobiwan. I usually write stories of my adventures in Vermont but since Steven’s blog is titled My Life Outdoors I thought I would stick to that theme. This is my life outdoors.
I am blessed to live where I live. Vermont is home to the Long Trail and she and her side trails are the trails that takes up a lot of my time. They are my church, my psych ward, my school, my playground and my workplace. Although I have never completed this beautiful footpath in the wilderness in it’s entirety, I have hiked and backpacked quite a bit of the sections that surround my home. My first thru-hike of this historic trail is scheduled for September of this year. Although the Long Trail is not the longest trail or even the most extreme it does have some of the roughest terrain. It is the U.S.’s oldest long distance trail at 101 years of age and was the inspiration for the Appalachian Trail. It is stewarded by the Green Mountain Club and most of the work on these trails, like many around the world, is done by volunteers.
I am an active member in the Green Mountain Club and volunteer a lot of trail work so others can enjoy my beautiful state in it’s natural form. I also sector check a short but aggressive trail called the Canty Trail which to me is my baby. I simply love this trail. It’s a side trail of the LT system and offers an array of Vermont terrain…lower wetlands to steep rocky terrain to roots & rocks with waterfalls and impressive views at the 3278 foot summit of Blue Ridge Mountain. It’s a 2.4 mile out and back trail with an elevation gain of 1600 feet. This is a great four season day hiking trail.