Erik Schlimmer's outdoor experience and passion to share it has been summed, "His knowledge is vast, his demeanor unassuming, and his attitude superb." His writing has been described as "monumental effort" and "relentless." The simplest hiking title he's earned is "The Legend."

He has thru-hiked the Baker Trail, Cohos Trail, Florida Trail, Highline Trail (double traverse), Long Path, Lone Star Hiking Trail (double traverse), Long Trail, Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, Rainbow Trail, and Tahoe Rim Trail. Erik has traversed Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Allegheny National Forest and half of the Palmetto Trail and a quarter of the Arizona Trail. He's covered the Catskill Park's entire trail system and crossed that range's high peaks via a continuous route. Primarily a mountain climber, Erik has summited every peak above 2,000 feet in the Catskill Mountains (including the 200 highest during winter), every peak above 2,500 feet in the Adirondack Mountains (including the 217 3,000-footers during winter), every peak above 3,000 feet in New England, and every peak above 5,000 feet in the South. He's reached 41 state high points and Lake Tahoe's dozen peaks above 10,000 feet. Erik has completed an 1,100-mile mountain bike ride across Utah and Arizona, a 2,300-mile ride along the U.S.-Mexico border, and a 2,700-mile ride from Canada to Mexico. He's paddled the Susquehanna and Delaware rivers from source to sea. He's now working on climbing 1,000 Colorado peaks and has 700 peaks under his belt.

Erik's most familiar with the Adirondack Mountains where he has visited every named topographic feature within Hammond Pond Wild Forest, Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area, Giant Mountain Wilderness Area, Lake George Wild Forest, Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area, Shaker Mountain Wild Forest, Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area, Silver Lake Wilderness Area, and Wilcox Lake Wild Forest. He has completed a loop hike of High Peaks Wilderness Area, hiked the Northville Placid Trail four times, thru-hiked the Trans Adirondack Route twice, and covered the High Peaks Wilderness Area's entire trail system.

Erik possesses a master's degree in Clinical Social Work and is a licensed therapist. The two populations he specializes in helping are those who have had experiences with unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) and those who are military personnel or veterans. A veteran himself, Erik served as a paratrooper with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division during the Gulf War Era. He's 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, Deb's Data Dojo, Borne the Battle Podcast, 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. Erik hosts UAP Therapist Podcast, a program dedicated to UAP analysis and mental health discussion.

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