Chuck McKeever

My name's Chuck, but it's "Stoic" to my trail friends. In 2016 I quit my teaching job and thru-hiked the P.C.T., losing 40 pounds, a good deal of fear, and various pieces of equipment along the way. Now I'm back in Seattle and teaching again, and the teenagers in my class tell me I look like "Tom Hanks from that movie with the volleyball...no offense." You can find me on Instagram and Twitter @mckchuck.

Posts

Thru-Hiking in the Age of Trump

Thru-Hiking in the Age of Trump

One of the nice parts about thru-hiking is that it’s incredibly easy to make friends. Everyone’s sharing such a wonderful experience, one that almost

Dec 31, 2016 : Chuck McKeever
Keeping ‘The Watch’: How Thru-Hiking Changes Your Sleep Cycle

Keeping ‘The Watch’: How Thru-Hiking Changes Your Sleep Cycle

In my third month on the Pacific Crest Trail, I started noticing something bizarre during the nights: I wasn’t sleeping all the way through them.

Dec 20, 2016 : Chuck McKeever