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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The Mountains on Their Own Terms: PCT Part 1

The Mountains on Their Own Terms: PCT Part 1

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

Jun 25, 2017 : Henry Slocum
Yes, I’m ready!

Yes, I’m ready!

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

Jun 13, 2017 : Henry Slocum
Shakedowns and Last Rounds

Shakedowns and Last Rounds

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

May 24, 2017 : Henry Slocum
An Extended Approach To the PCT on the PNT

An Extended Approach To the PCT on the PNT

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

Apr 7, 2017 : Henry Slocum
Reacting to Unexpected Situations: Surprise First Aid!

Reacting to Unexpected Situations: Surprise First Aid!

Thru hikers all carry their own tool kits.  Physical tools make up an important part of these kits, but they mean nothing without a carefully

Mar 25, 2017 : Henry Slocum
The Cure for What Ails You

The Cure for What Ails You

I mean it y'all.  Sometimes a long walk (or run, or ride, or whatever) is just what the doctor ordered.  This becomes more clear every time I talk

Mar 18, 2017 : Henry Slocum
“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

Feb 15, 2017 : 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

Jan 24, 2017 : 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

Jan 11, 2017 : 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

Jan 4, 2017 : Henry Slocum