Righteous

Hi! I’m Henry, aka Righteous. After years of summer backpacking trips and a few seasons working in the backcountry for a trail organization along the AT, I completed a SOBO thru hike of the AT in 2013. In 2017, I hit the trail again and hiked the PCT and AZT (both SOBO) back to back. I’m always plotting more adventures, including long-distance bikepacking routes.

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Descent From The Cold Into The Desert Heat

Descent From The Cold Into The Desert Heat

It was a hell of a jaw workout, but I wolfed down like five of those protein bars for lunch.  Summiting Whitney was thoroughly draining, but we still

Jan 13, 2018 : Righteous
Peace and Hardship Through the Range of Light: PCT Part 9

Peace and Hardship Through the Range of Light: PCT Part 9

This is a very long post.  I could have split it up, but I think keeping it all together gives a better sense of how I felt through this section.  So

Jan 1, 2018 : Righteous
The Sierra Nevada Rise from the Horizon: PCT Part 8

The Sierra Nevada Rise from the Horizon: PCT Part 8

Leaving NorCal Remember how I said it was crazy hot in Belden?  So hot that I decided not to leave until after 6pm.  With a huge climb into the

Dec 15, 2017 : Righteous
(Trail)Family Fun and Halfway Done: PCT Part 7

(Trail)Family Fun and Halfway Done: PCT Part 7

Picking up where I left you in What's even out there? At our last water source of the day, I caught up with Old Bum and Bullfrog, two

Dec 15, 2017 : Righteous
My PCT B(ack)log

My PCT B(ack)log

I owe you an apology. I set out really determined to not get behind on this project. I know that some of you are here trying to figure out where

Oct 17, 2017 : Righteous
NorCal’s Grand Entrance: PCT Part 6

NorCal’s Grand Entrance: PCT Part 6

For the last three weeks, I've been walking the crest of Northern California.  It has been a stunning time, and the trail has been oh so good to me.

Sep 22, 2017 : Righteous
Oregon Smells Like Dirt Tans and Wild Fires: PCT Part 5

Oregon Smells Like Dirt Tans and Wild Fires: PCT Part 5

Sorry for the delay, y'all. I was having a love affair with Oregon. Not everyone feels this way, but I had a real blast with the trail in this

Aug 20, 2017 : Righteous
Washington’s Final Act and a Trailversary: PCT Part 4

Washington’s Final Act and a Trailversary: PCT Part 4

I cried leaving Washington.  Real, honest to goodness, tears streaming down my face.  I wasn't ready to leave, but all I could think about was what

Jul 23, 2017 : Righteous
Sunshine, Snowmelt, and Trail Legs: PCT Part 3

Sunshine, Snowmelt, and Trail Legs: PCT Part 3

Just finishing up my resupply here in Packwood, Washington (Via White Pass), then I'll be headed back to the trail!  Back to the sunshine, back to my

Jul 14, 2017 : Righteous
North Cascades Glory: PCT Part 2

North Cascades Glory: PCT Part 2

AUTHOR'S NOTE: I wrote most of this post in Bellingham last weekend, but didn't have time to finish and post it. Sorry for the delay!  Also, please

Jul 14, 2017 : Righteous