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Kyle O'Grady

My name is Kyle (Nar Nar) O’Grady, and I like to walk around getting sweaty in the woods. I’m a Vermont Long Trail end-to-ender, I’m currently 60% done peak-bagging the Northeast 111, and I make a mean mozzarella stick. I’m going to thru-hike the AT in 2019, and spend most of my time until then working on my undergraduate in Computer Science and Digital Art at Clarkson University. So in addition to repeatedly climbing over steep hills, I can probably do your math homework.

Posts

The Northville-Placid Trail: A 133-Mile Hidden Gem in the Adirondacks

The Northville-Placid Trail: A 133-Mile Hidden Gem in the Adirondacks

When people think of the Adirondack Mountains in New York State, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the stunning beauty of the High Peaks

Jan 10, 2017 : Kyle O'Grady
Gear Review: Sierra Designs Elite DriDown Hoody

Gear Review: Sierra Designs Elite DriDown Hoody

The Sierra Designs Elite DriDown Hoody is an incredibly versatile jacket, that has successfully stood up to many different conditions and temperatures experienced on Northeast hiking trails.

Jul 7, 2016 : Kyle O'Grady
East Coast Hiking: Weather and Clothing During The Warmer Seasons

East Coast Hiking: Weather and Clothing During The Warmer Seasons

Despite the warmer weather that comes with spring and summer, it is still essential to be prepared in order to enjoy a safe outing.

Jun 18, 2016 : Kyle O'Grady
The Most Viable Types of Camp Shoes: Crocs, Flip Flops, and More

The Most Viable Types of Camp Shoes: Crocs, Flip Flops, and More

Few sensations are more liberating than removing a pair of boots at the end of a long hike. So what types of camp shoes work to air-out, and comfort your feet?

May 13, 2016 : Kyle O'Grady
The Advantages of Trekking Poles 101

The Advantages of Trekking Poles 101

Are you getting the most out of yourself while backpacking? Trekking poles provide important advantages to hikers, regardless of age, physique, or joint strength.

Mar 19, 2016 : Kyle O'Grady
A Stride in the Direction of Recovery

A Stride in the Direction of Recovery

On the day after Christmas I was broken. Little did I know, however, that all I had to do was step outside and my inspiration would fall right into my hands.

Feb 20, 2016 : Kyle O'Grady
The 3 Most Popular Styles of Hiking Deconstructed

The 3 Most Popular Styles of Hiking Deconstructed

Some people hike for months on end, some people track the peaks they've summited, and some just look for a nice picnic spot. Here are the 3 most popular styles of hiking.

Feb 5, 2016 : Kyle O'Grady
5 of the Craziest Things Ultralighters Do To Save Weight

5 of the Craziest Things Ultralighters Do To Save Weight

Is only bringing one pair of underwear really worth saving those 2.5 ounces? Here are five of the craziest things ultralighter backpackers do to save weight.

Jan 15, 2016 : Kyle O'Grady
Paranoia on the Northville Placid Trail; The Dannemora Escape

Paranoia on the Northville Placid Trail; The Dannemora Escape

While most learned of the Dannemora escape from their homes, I got the news while hiking through the exact same wilderness the killers were now loose in.

Jan 1, 2016 : Kyle O'Grady
From the Ground to the Trees: Transitioning From a Tent to a Hammock

From the Ground to the Trees: Transitioning From a Tent to a Hammock

The tent is going into the closet, and you're purchasing a new hammock! However, transitioning from a tent to a hammock may not be so straightforward.

Dec 19, 2015 : Kyle O'Grady