Eric K.


Kobayashi Maru


Bronx, NY
Hometown: San Diego

Organizer since:

March 12, 2012

How would your self-gauge your backpacking experience level?

Advanced Intermediate

What was your longest backpacking trip?

I spent a year in New Zealand where I hiked everything that I could. My longest trek was the Routeburn Track on the South Island. Distance: 70KM. 5 days. I've now hiked about 550 miles of the Appalachian Trail a number of sections and I've now completed the state of NJ, NY, CT, MA, VT. I'm currently hiking in PA and NH.

Aside from the Appalachian Trail, what other places in the world have you dreamed of backpacking?

At the top of my list is the Inca Trail in Peru, the John Muir in California, the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal and the Camino del Santiago in Spain.

Were you a Boy Scout/Girl Scout (or equivalent)?

Eagle Scout

Do you agree to the conditions of the Liability Waver located in the Pages section?



I started this group to connect with other hikers interested in tackling the AT in sections. I work full time in White Plains, NY and only have the time at the moment for brief 3-4 day sections of the trail.

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Love them! (it's my group!)

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