Voices From The Trail: Joplin James

Two years ago, Joplin James decided he’d like to explore the Long Trail in winter. He’s made it to Brandon Gap and he’s determined to finish.

Voices From The Trail: The Draw

Whether it’s for a day, a week, or even a month, what draws people to the Long Trail? For Nick Rushford of Essex, there’ve been many reasons to hike the trail from end to end.

Voices From The Trail: Challenges

A reminder of some of the challenges of being out on the Long Trail. Whether it’s for a few days, or weeks at a time, there’s bound to be encounters with bugs, bad food, and rain, rain, rain.

Voices From The Trail: Taft Lodge

Thousands of us experience the Green Mountains up close every summer with a day on the Long Trail. Many hundreds more spend even more time on the trail, taking a few days to hike and spending the nights at a shelter along the way. Today, in our series, "The Long Trail: Vermont’s Footpath Through History," we learn what it’s like to overnight on the trail.

Voices From The Trail: Rough & Tumble

VPR’s Jane Lidholm talks with Jonathan Wahl and Leah Hunt, known, on the trail, as Rough and Tumble, two retirees who spend winters in Florida and summers in Vermont, where they can often be found on The Long Trail.

Voices From The Trail: Camel’s Hump

All this month, VPR is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Long Trail through our series, "The Long Trail: Vermont’s Footpath Through History." Today we hear from some of the people who spend time on the trail, to hike, camp or care for the historic footpath.