Greetings From HAE

Welcome to HAE’s On-Line Wilderness Survival Guide featuring the winter 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 continue to add to this website.

Owls Head

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 […]

HAE Hiking Drone

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. […]

Gordon Pond 30 Years Later

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 […]

A New Saw For HAE?

HAE gives the Boreal 21 Saw a Good Field Testing. Yepper Buddy, we love our fires. Whether they be the massive Box of Death or the contained Big Top woodstove, burning wood can be an essential part of the Half Ass Expeditions backwoods experience.      This year our Maine expedition featured a relic from […]

Avery Peak Bag

Polar Vortex Bounces Off Name Brand Gortex HAE Headquarters West Interim Report on 2014 Winter Expedition To Maine. (AP) Above deeply wooded Carrebasset Valley to the south and the equally deeply wooded Flagstaff Lake region to the north towers the imposing Bigelow Range. Criss-crossed by spectacular hiking trails the preserved region is a haven for […]