Hiking Resources


Sarah Rose in 2015 hiked 12,000 km (7,456 mi) across the Trans Canada Trail. I learned about her hike over a year ago and credit her for being one of my inspirations for making my hike across Massachusetts. Read more about Sarah Rose by visiting her website.  https://sarahrosewalks.wordpress.com

Section Hiker’s: Hiking and Backpacking for Beginners and Experts, https://sectionhiker.com

A Walk Across Massachusetts I discovered this website saved to my favorites recently about a man named BJ Hill, who walked across Massachusetts twice, and had even arranged a sit down meeting with former Gov. Deval Patrick where he presented the Governor with messages from people across the state. I hope Hill doesn’t mind I’ve modeled my Route page after his.

Pioneer Valley Hiking Club, http://pioneervalleyhikingclub.org/

Appalachian Mountain Club, www.outdoors.org

Appalachian Mountain Club Worcester Chapter, http://www.amcworcester.org/index.html

Long Distance Trails in the United States, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-distance_trails_in_the_United_States


Massachusetts Trail Guide, 10 edition, compiled and edited by John S. Burke

The Complete Walker IV, Colin Fletcher & Chip Rawlins, Alfred A. Knopf, publisher, New York, 2002

The Complete Hiker, John Long, & Michael Hodgson, Ragged Mountain Press/McGraw Hill, Camden, ME 2000

Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement, Katy Bowman, M.S., Propriometrics Press, Washington State, 2014


First 40 Miles, is an excellent podcast geared to new hikers with weekly episodes on a variety of hiking subjects. http://www.thefirst40miles.com

Katy Says, by Katy Bowman an expert in Biomechanics and natural movement. For several years I’ve been complaining to myself that I need more movement in my life. Bowman is expanding my ideas of what a movement-based lifestyle is today in this complex modern society. https://nutritiousmovement.com/blog/

Foot Health

American Podiatric Medical Association