My name is Jackson. I'm a PCT thru-hiker, full-time van lifer off trail, and a lover of the outdoors. In 2021 I completed the Sierra High Route, 650 MIles of NorCal on the PCT and I'm attempting a SOBO AT hike starting at the end of August. When I'm not hiking I live in Southern Utah in my Chevy Astrovan working as an outdoor guide, eat a lot of ramen noodles and avocados, and try to play outside every day hiking, climbing, or canyoneering. My favorite vegetable is the yam because you've got to gas up the Yamborghini at dinner.
The Final SOBOs: My First Week Being One of the Last to Start Walking
First week reflections from my Southbound AT thru hike attempt.
The Weminuche High Route
An overview of the Weminuche High Route in The San Juan range, Weminuche Wilderness, Southern Colorado. A brief route description, logistics overview, photos, and trip report.
The Case For Alternates and Side Missions – Redefining Blue Blazing
Lilac Blazing - Why You Should Get Off the Trail and Do More (and sometimes less) Miles Maybe you've heard the term "blue blazing" thrown around
For the Challenge – Attempting the Appalachain Trail Southbound in 2021
I've been thinking... As it gets closer and closer to my AT start date, I've been thinking a lot more about the "why". At the moment, I'm still not
8 Things I Loved About the Sierra High Route
What is the Sierra High Route? The Sierra high route is a 195 mile “Route” through the heart of the Sierra Nevada along the same corridor as the