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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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 : Henry Slocum
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 : Henry Slocum
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 : Henry Slocum
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 : Henry Slocum
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