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About Danny

Le Chemin de st Jacques  where 3 trails come togetherNo place is too far to walk if you have the time.

So I walked Le Chemin de St. Jacques in the fall of 2013. Check out my blog on the trek.

Before that I walked the Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina, finishing in 2011.

I am an avid hiker, an active member of the Carolina Mountain Club (CMC) and a life member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

I have hiked the whole Appalachian Trail and completed the South Beyond 6,000, all the 6,000 foot mountains in the Southern Appalachians.

I finished all the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, over 800 miles, even though the club that gives out the patch and the recognition is the 900 miler club.

I completed the Mountains-to-Sea Trail on May 4, 2011, 1,000 miles across North Carolina. You can read about the whole trip on my blog.

I have led day hikes, week-end trips, and long vacation trips for the Appalachian Mountain Club. These include excursions to the Smokies, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, Mt. Greylock in Massachussetts and several trips to Colorado and the Canadian Rockies. I have hiked internationally, including Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

In my previous life, I was in computer science, way before computing was cool. I was a software developer for half my career and a college professor teaching computer science at Kean University in New Jersey the second half.

Now when I'm not hiking, I write about the outdoors. My book, Hiking the Carolina Mountains was published in April 2007. My second guidebook, Hiking North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains came out in April 2009. My new book is The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina published by The History Press. I write regularly for various publications including  National Parks Traveler.

Look at my blog and see what you think!


I have a slide show on North Carolina's hiking heritage, which I can customize for your group. You can contact me directly:

Danny Bernstein, Asheville, NC  828-450-0747



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