Welcome to HAE’s On-Line Wilderness Survival Guide featuring the hiking adventures of America’s Least Famous Expeditionaries. You won’t need any crampons or snowshoes but you’ll have to bring your funnybone and an adequate supply of tolerance ‘cuz HAE has got you now…! Please stay tuned as we continue to add to this website.
For the uninitiated, Blisters Dice Game is a dice game I created on the Appalachian Trail nearly 30 years ago. It has been selling as Blisters Dice Game until recently. Channel Craft, the company the distributes my game, has renamed it “Take A Hike” (not to be confused with the board game with the same name). Since […]
Half Ass Expeditions has cooked many meals in the woods. We’ve carried all manner of stoves, cook pots and camp utensils in our backpacks. After more than three decades of camp cuisine, HAE has developed their own style of backwoods cooking. A quick trip to REI or EMS will reveal a mountain of cooking gear and camp food. […]
Climate change was having its impact on the global environment but more troubling was the effect on Half Ass Expeditions. Vincentoli had been crunching the numbers at the West Coast HAE facility and concluded New England’s new January Thaw now lasts the entire month. The revelation sent Vincentoli Blanteev over the edge. The flight East was never […]
Here it is… the official Half Ass Expeditions Gordon Pond 2016 Video. Six minutes of gomer-free goodness featuring HAE 2.0. Enjoy. HAE finally got a drone up to Gordon Pond. Here’s the footage:
All the 2016 Half Ass Expeditions photos that were fit to view all wrapped up in a slideshow format. Videos are on the way.
I bought a pair of MICROspikes after testing a pair last year. This is something I never thought I would buy since already own instep crampons, a pair of Camp “6 points” and MSR’s EVO snowshoes. Let’s talk about these options a bit… I mention the snowshoes because, for years, they have been my crampons. […]
Half Ass Expeditions 2.0 headed up the “Moose” on a whim for an overnight Fast Half Assed expedition. Here are the photos:
Normally, a two day hike in November would not be worthy of a spot on the list of “Half Ass Expeditions” especially if the trip features but one original HAE member. Alas, there was more to this hike than the brochure revealed. Two new recruits, night hiking in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and the 4000 […]
30 years ago, as Marcus and Timur first gazed upon the wilderness awesomeness that is Gordon Pond, they dreamed of a piece of gear that could snap photos from above. In 1985, what seemed impossible is a reality in 2015. To commemorate those technological advances HAE whips out the drone to capture the eye-popping foliage. […]
The Gordon Pond Trail will always be a favorite hike of Half Ass Expeditions. The HAE team has hiked this trip in every season. It was the very first hike Marcus Needlemeier and Timur Novasch walked together. Representing a life of true hiking enthusiasm, Marcus and Timur are an integral part of the Half Ass […]