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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Coming to you from Winthrop, WA: My introduction to the Pacific Crest Trail has been so much more than I could have ever asked for. It is so very
I've been trying to talk soothingly to the legion of butterflies in my stomach in order to calm them down. Yes, I'm ready. They flutter on, not
Holy crap. In just over three weeks, my feet will be touching trail. I'll officially be "Righteous" again, or maybe something else this time. I'll
What about all the snow? It's a question PCT hopefuls this year can't avoid. NOBO, SOBO, or Whatever-BO, there is going to be snow persisting along