After coming down with a bad case of unemployment, the mountains started calling. I followed that feeling all the way from Pennsylvania to Montana. After a few months cutting my backpacking/hiking teeth in the Rockies, I moved back east and found a home in the Green Mountains of Vermont - just 8 miles from the AT. While the logistics of everyday life bar me from following through with Springer fever... for now, in 2021 I will be thru-hiking the New England Trail (NET) in April and the Foothills Trail in September.
What the Connecticut Section of the New England Trail Taught Me About Finding Adventure in Your Backyard
Last fall I dedicated myself to doing a thru-hike in the spring of 2021. I had dreams of far-off places, new terrains, and truly wild areas. Like
I will be the first to admit that it can be intimidating to start hiking seriously - especially when going solo. Along my own hiking journey, I have
My Hiker Origin Story Growing up, yearly trips to Montana filled my midwestern dreams with nightly images of peaks, trails, and raging rivers.