Hi. I'm Griz. I have bilateral optic neuritis and have less than 5% of my visual field remaining. My passion is hiking. Over the course of 2015-16' I completed hiking the Appalachian trail. In 2017, I completed 650 miles of the PCT. This year, I'm hiking the Appalachian trail again!
My goal in 2017 was to thru-hike the PCT. After only 650 miles, I decided to call it quits. There were a number of factors that played into my
Wrightwood is a small town north of Cajon Pass with a population of only 4525. Despite the small size, it is a BIG hiker town. Within minutes of
I have been on the Pacific Crest Trail for a week now and have covered 110 miles. Thus far, the hike has been beyond my expectations. The desert is
Some people dream of houses, cars, and a life of extravagance. I am not one of them. I dream of living in a place with no plumbing, where
Hitchcock Bird A chipmunk jumped from a low branch and scurried across the trail. I made chipmunk like squeaking noises in its direction and it
It's been a long wait, but I'm finally back on the trail. It's been four days and I've only made it 34.5 miles. My trail legs are toothpicks.
There's no getting around it. Thru hiking is expensive. Gear, food, and hostels can set you back thousands of dollars. Add those expenses up with
Whether you are a past, present, or aspiring thru hiker we all have two things in common, our love for the outdoors and our obsession with gear.
As many of you are en route to Springer to begin one of the most epic adventures of your lives, I sit patiently in Pennsylvania waiting for you to
The first half of the A.T. was a new experience for me. It was my first long distance hike and I was NOT used to packing lightweight nutritious food.