I have spent my lifetime chasing big rapids, mayfly hatches and whistling wings. I was the kid who grew up in the outdoors away from video games and TV. As a youth I spent time hiking the trails of PA including the AT. I was the kind of kid with the full length map of the AT on my wall growing up. I finally took control of my life and thru hiked the AT in 2016. It opened up my eyes to so many new and exciting things and helped me to develop a better understanding of the world, and more importantly, myself.
The weeks and months leading up to the start of any long-distance hike seem never-ending. In an effort to feel connected or get some sort of
I've noticed two trends over the last several years. An increase in folks interested in long distance backpacking and an increase in people caring
The months or weeks before a thru-hike seem to pass as slow as molasses. The current state of the weather conditions outside right now do not help.
When I set the goal to thru hike the Horse Shoe trail in 2016 nearing the end of my 2,19 mile AT thru hike I never imagined a trail of 141 miles
To date I have written and scrapped no less than 4 drafts of this post to sum up the last year of my life. My first year as a thru hiker. To me, and
Circumstances of review Throughout the winter and early Spring I wore the Montbell Colorado Parka exclusively. I've worn it extensively both on and
Trying to sort through the sea of incredible online photos is nearly impossible. In order to help us with that the millennials, or at least those
When it comes to thru-hiking, it's absolutely imperative that everyone follows the rules (not guidelines) set by you. Here's a few tips to help you
During my hike I tried my best to figure out what the successful thru hikers had in common. What is the difference between a person who makes it the
To me the most unacceptable reason for failing to be able to complete a thru hike was and still is money. Running out of money is a