The simplest title Erik Schlimmer has earned from completing thirty years' worth of outdoor adventures is "The Legend."

Regarding long-distance hiking, Erik has completed a 100-mile crossing of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a 100-mile thru-hike of the Rainbow Trail, a 103-mile section hike of the Arizona Trail, a 110-mile circumnavigation of the Adirondack Park's High Peaks Wilderness Area, a 114-mile thru-hike of the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, a 115-mile double traverse of the Highline Trail, a 129-mile double traverse of the Caprock Trailway, a 130-mile section hike of the Arizona Trail, two 133-mile thru-hikes of the Northville Placid Trail, a 140-mile crossing of the Catskill High Peaks, a 140-mile thru-hike of the Baker Trail, a 165-mile thru-hike of the Cohos Trail, a 165-mile thru-hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail, a 203-mile double traverse of the Lone Star Hiking Trail, a 218-mile section hike of the Palmetto Trail, two 240-mile thru-hikes of the Trans Adirondack Route, a 270-mile thru-hike of the Long Trail, a 320-mile thru-hike of the Long Path, and a 1,200-mile thru-hike of the Florida Trail. He has also covered the 110-mile Foothills Trail system, the 268-mile High Peaks Wilderness Area trail system, and the 324-mile Catskill Park trail system.

When it comes to long-distance mountain biking, Erik has completed an 1,100-mile ride across Utah and Arizona, a 2,300-mile ride along the entire U.S.-Mexico border, and a 2,700-mile ride from Canada to Mexico. Regarding long-distance paddling, he has canoed the 360-mile Delaware and 460-mile Susquehanna rivers from source to sea.

A mountain climber at heart, Erik has summited the 198 Southern peaks above 5,000 feet, the 387 Catskill peaks above 2,000 feet (including the 200 highest peaks during winter), the 451 New England peaks above 3,000 feet, and the 601 Adirondack peaks above 2,500 feet (including the 217 highest peaks during winter). He's now working on reaching the highest point in each of the Lower Forty-Eight states (41 done) and climbing 1,000 individual peaks in Colorado (700 done). Erik's most familiar with the Adirondack Mountains where he has visited every named topographic feature within Giant Mountain Wilderness Area, Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area, Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area, Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area, Silver Lake Wilderness Area, Hammond Pond Wild Forest, Lake George Wild Forest, Shaker Mountain Wild Forest, and Wilcox Lake Wild Forest. That's 816 features visited across more than 600,000 acres of terrain.

Erik possesses a Master's in Social Work with a Clinical Concentration, a Bachelor's in Speech Communication with a Public Speaking Concentration, and an Associate's in Wilderness Recreation Leadership. He's a Colorado licensed clinical social worker, founder of Outcome Counseling, and host of UAP Therapist Podcast. Erik is the author of Thru Hiker's Guide to America, Blue Line to Blue Line, History Inside the Blue Line, My Adirondacks, Among the Cloud Splitters, Cradle of the Union, Color Remote, From Northville to Placid, With an Ax and a Rifle, Deep History, and Wicked Awesome Adirondack Chronology.

Dozens of media outlets have featured Erik's expertise, and he's a proud podcast tramp. He's appeared on Adventure Sports Podcast, Aptitude Outdoors Podcast, Borne the Battle Podcast, Deb's Data Dojo, Do Big Things Podcast, East to West Hunting Podcast, Foot Stuff Podcast, Mindful Living, Orange Blaze Podcast, The 46 of 46 Podcast, The UFO Rabbit Hole Podcast, UAP Medical Coalition Podcast, UAP Studies Podcast, UFO Garage Podcast, and UFO Encounters Worldwide.

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