by Derick Lugo
multiple genre writer
‘Catching up with Kevin Schwieger and Luke5Adventures’ in OBOZ: Trail Tails
I first crossed paths with Kevin Schwieger a few months ago at AT Trail Days,
and I was truly captivated by his innovative approach to making trails accessible for those who may face physical limitations. While many of us often discuss the importance of encouraging others to embrace the outdoors, Luke5Adventures is truly leading the way by turning those discussions into action. Luke5Adventures are actively enabling people to experience the beauty of nature, regardless of their physical abilities.
Published – July 24, 2023
‘5 Hurdles to Overcome When Planning a
Thru-Hike’ in OBOZ: Trail Tails
Thru-hiking is the act of hiking an entire long-distance trail in one calendar year or one hiking season.
It’s an exciting challenge for outdoor enthusiasts, and for many like me, it’s a life-changing activity.
Yet, to ensure a successful thru-hike, planning, and preparation are essential
Published – April 18, 2023
‘TOP 3 THINGS TO PREP FOR YOUR THRU-HIKE’
in Farm to Feet
The key to a successful thru-hike is preparedness. I always start with these three essential preparations when planning my thru-hike.
1 – THE CORRECT BACKPACK
2 – THE CORRECT SHOES AND SOCKS
3 – MENTAL PREPAREDNESS
Published – March 1, 2023
5 Trails to Hike in Winter on the East Coast
Enjoying the outdoors is not only for spring, summer and fall. A winter hike can reveal a beauty not seen otherwise.
Published – February 14, 2023
‘Vertigo’ in Campfire Stories Volume II
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
A dark fiction tale of a fear of heights, where a shadow figure appears at the “peak” of a frightening point (pun intended) throughout a young man’s life.
Published – March 21, 2023
The Unlikely Thru-Hiker is the story of a young black man setting off from the city with an extremely overweight pack and a willfully can-do attitude. What follows are lessons on preparation, humility, race relations, and nature’s wild unpredictability. Through it all, Derick “Mr. Fabulous” Lugo refuses to let any challenge squash his inner Pollyanna, persevering with humor, tenacity, and an unshakeable commitment to grooming that sees him from Georgia to Maine.
Published – September 7, 2019