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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Bittersweet Endings

Bittersweet Endings

Waking up in the soft morning light, air thick with the scent of the pines, on a giant island in the sky. A feeling, a momentary state of being, too

Jul 29, 2018 : Righteous
Desert on the Ground, Islands in the Sky

Desert on the Ground, Islands in the Sky

Before leaving Kearny, we had another round of showers and shared breakfast at the local diner. The same woman who whisked us into town the night

Jul 7, 2018 : Righteous
Southbounding the PCT, Part 5: The Last Words

Southbounding the PCT, Part 5: The Last Words

It's officially SOBO season. The Hart's Pass Snotel plot hit zero last week, the clarion call to those striking out on the path to Mexico. With no

Jun 24, 2018 : Righteous
Southbounding the PCT, Part 4: Resupply, Towns, and Trail Angels

Southbounding the PCT, Part 4: Resupply, Towns, and Trail Angels

It's no secret that the majority of long-distance hikers on the PCT choose a northbound itinerary. Many services along the trail tailor their

Jun 11, 2018 : Righteous
The Stunning and Harsh Wilderness of Central Arizona

The Stunning and Harsh Wilderness of Central Arizona

Exhausted from the previous night, I woke up a bit late. Steel had already left. For a change, the sky was overcast and cool with just a hint of some

May 26, 2018 : Righteous
Southbounding the PCT, Part Three: Environmental Truths

Southbounding the PCT, Part Three: Environmental Truths

Environmental factors can have a significant impact on how much you'll enjoy a hike. That's as true of day hikes as it is for thru-hikes. Sometimes

May 12, 2018 : Righteous
Southbounding the PCT, Part Two: Setting Off

Southbounding the PCT, Part Two: Setting Off

May 2, 2018 : Righteous
Southbounding the PCT, Part One: Who, How, and Why

Southbounding the PCT, Part One: Who, How, and Why

"Oh, you're going the opposite way!" O RLY? I can't tell you how much this phrase began to grate on my nerves over the 2,650-mile trip from

Apr 26, 2018 : Righteous
Shit Gets Real and Challenges Mount on the AZT

Shit Gets Real and Challenges Mount on the AZT

A Slow Restart Tim dropped us back at Sandy Seep, and we continued on the Equestrian Bypass out of Flagstaff. Walnut Canyon was a scenic but

Apr 22, 2018 : Righteous
Kaibab to Coconino on Forest Roads

Kaibab to Coconino on Forest Roads

"No food on the bus." Per Bear looked at the bus driver, then down at the remaining half of his Nutella wrap. Then back to the bus driver. Then he

Mar 30, 2018 : Righteous