Hiking the Long Trail in Vermont

272 miles of trail, 38 SOTA summits and 209 possible points..

In my on going quest for SOTA Goat (1000 points accumulated), I have decided to hike the Long Trail in Vermont that is 272 miles from the Massachusetts border to Canada. Along this trail are 38 SOTA summits and with a possible 209 points available.
While I only have a little over two weeks available to hike this trail, the reality is I won’t finish the trail due to time. Being a long distance hike, there is always the possibility of injury (both new and old) occurring or even just loosing interest and motivation while on the trail.

The Long Trail is the oldest long distance trail in the United States and gave inspiration for the Appalachian Trail, another very popular long distance hike. The trail has a total of 67,500 feet of elevation gain and crosses several mountain ranges that include alpine zones, ponds and lots and lots of mud.

Starting date of July 6th, 2020

I will be hiking northbound (aka NOBO) towards Canada.

Considering this is a multi-day long distance hike, the best way to follow my progress is the following:

My InReach Satellite Device (below):

Everyday I will be adding a journal entry of events, people and flora/fauna in my online Trail Journal. I will also be doing a daily vlog on my Youtube channel: KB1HQS

Activation Locations:

When activating SOTA summits I will be spotting to the DX/SOTA clusters using my call sign, KB1HQS. I will post via SOTA Alerts page and Twitter of upcoming summits. I may not have cell service a majority of the time however I will spot myself at each activation via my cell phone or InReach.

12 Ways you can follow me as I hike:


Below is a spread sheet with all the SOTA summits in order of activation:


30, 20, 2 meters


           CW, FM

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