Henry Slocum

Hi! I’m Henry, aka Righteous. I spent the summers of 2011 and 2012 as a backcountry campsite caretaker in the White Mountains. I couldn’t resist the temptation any longer, and in 2013 I completed a SOBO thru hike of the AT. I am currently a professional bicycle mechanic living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since leaving the AT, cycling and bikepacking expeditions have worked to fill the gaps in my life. Now, I’m preparing to thru hike the PCT, SOBO once again! I’m always plotting more adventures, including long-distance bikepacking routes.

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“Adult” is a 5-Letter Word: Don’t Neglect These Things Before Your Hike

“Adult” is a 5-Letter Word: Don’t Neglect These Things Before Your Hike

Preparing for a thru hike can be lots of fun, but it's not all shakedown hikes and candy bar taste tests.  There's just a lot of stuff to do.  Some of

Feb 15th : Henry Slocum
You Can’t Even Imagine!

You Can’t Even Imagine!

With start dates rapidly approaching, tons of 2017 thru hikers are starting to freak out.  Lots of second-guessing going on, from start dates, to foot

Jan 24th : Henry Slocum
Waiting is the Hard Part

Waiting is the Hard Part

Preparation, or obsession?  When it comes to thru hiking, it's a pretty thin line for most of us.  Especially if the upcoming thru hike isn't your fir

Jan 11th : Henry Slocum
Wilderness and Getting “Out There,” by Hike or by Bike

Wilderness and Getting “Out There,” by Hike or by Bike

Experiencing wilderness is a treasure that many of us seek when we venture into the back-country.  It's the feeling of being really, really out there,

Jan 4th : Henry Slocum
So, I think I’m going to hike the PCT in 2017!

So, I think I’m going to hike the PCT in 2017!

It's never really over.  The "last step" to me has always felt like the first step towards my next hike.  On October 19th, 2013, I took my last step i

Jan 1st : Henry Slocum