Take a photo journey on
Vermont's 270 mile Long Trail. The Long Trail is the oldest long-distance trail
in the United States. The Long Trail follows the main ridge of the Green
Mountains from Massachusetts to the Canadian border as it crosses
Vermont's highest peaks. It was the inspiration for the Appalachian Trail,
which coincides with it for one hundred miles in the southern third of the
state. As it winds its way to Canada, the Trail climbs rugged peaks and passes
pristine ponds, alpine bogs, hardwood forests and swift streams. The Long Trail
is steep in some places, muddy in others, and rugged in most. Learn why this
trail has the reputation for being the nation's most difficult long distance
trail mile for mile.
Andy Niekamp is from Kettering
and has a passion for long distance hiking. He has hiked the entire Appalachian
Trail end to end three times. Andy is founder and leader of the DaytonHikers.Org
group, the largest outdoor recreation group in Dayton.