Sherpa Interviews

The world is filled with strong willed adventurers and we've been fortunate enough to interview some of them. Read the Sherpa Interviews to learn about their adventures.

Reflections of an Elder Hiker

“Lines form on my face and hands. Lines form from the ups and downs… I'm in the middle, the middle of life. I'm a boy and I'm a man…” I’m Eighteen ~ Alice Cooper When I was a young lad I recall watching my father shave, fascinated with the process … [Read more...]

Interview with TETON Sports designer Shawn Parry

The new Teton Sports Mammoth Sleeping Bag My first sleeping bag was a substantial puffy cocoon lined in soft cotton, nothing like the gossamer light, synthetic-lined bags I carry backpacking today. In a less tangible way, my first bag made me feel … [Read more...]

Interview: Breadcrumbs – A GPS mapping app

We've been testing every GPS mapping app and plugin we could find here on Trail Sherpa.  And the results have been disappointing.  That is, until we found Breadcrumbs. Their web-based GPS track management app is very easy to use, intuitive for the … [Read more...]

Interview: Rafflecopter

I had an opportunity to use Rafflecopter recently for a giveaway we were doing on Trail Sherpa to accompany our first gear review of the Geigerrig Hydration System.  The promotion went seamlessly and one lucky hiker walked away with a new Geigerrig … [Read more...]

Shelli Johnson

I found Shelli (@yellowstoneshel) online a few months ago and exchange a few tweets with her over time.  I saw her post in May recounting her Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim trek in the Grand Canyon and immediately knew that she is someone that I wanted to get to … [Read more...]

Jeff Hester

I had the pleasure to interview Jeff Hester, @TheSoCalHiker, the other day about his recent John Muir Trail adventure. This was his second successful thru-hike on the JMT, nearly 30 years after his first time! Jeff is one of the more giving people … [Read more...]

Derek Loranger

This Twitterview was conducted between Tim Miner (@TrailSherpa) and Derek Loranger (@100peaks) via Twitter on Wednesday, July 30, 2010 and is part of the Trail Sherpa Blog Series #hike2020. Derek Loranger is the voice (or should I say "hiker") … [Read more...]

Pamela Wilton – 8 Thousand Kilometer Challenge

This Twitterview was conducted between Tim Miner (@TrailSherpa) and Pamela Wilton (@8Thousand) via Twitter on Wednesday, July 29, 2010 and is part of the Trail Sherpa Blog Series #hike2020. I met Pamela Wilton on Twitter (@8thousand) and like I do … [Read more...]

Introducing our new blog series #hike2020

We often hear the phrase that hindsight is 20/20.  That same expression applies to hiking.  Some of my best trail experiences came on my second or third time on a trail.  What you learn from your first walk on a trail can make your next visit even … [Read more...]