Alan Carpenter

I love long-distance hiking and cycling adventures. At age 62, I got the long-distance hiking bug on the John Muir Trail. Since then I've hiked the John Muir Trail (again, that time with light-weight gear), the Colorado Trail (twice), the PCT, the AT and about 60 percent of the CDT. My cycling adventures have taken me across the USA west to east twice, north to south twice, and south to north once. Over the past three years, I've been plagued by a right leg/hip injury that I think I've finally licked. Now, with 76 birthdays under my feet, my wife, Betsy, and I will embark on the Camino de Santiago in late April. Assuming that I hold up, I plan to finish the CDT this coming summer. Yee-ha!