Pen-Dexter (Jared Townley)

I graduated from Valparaiso University in 2015, now I am leaving the "normal world" behind to experience another adventure in the obscure and crazy life that I have lived. The best part? I can't remember what made me want to do it...

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The End.

The End.

It's been almost a month since I have summited Katahdin and being that it is the 100th birthday of the National Parks, I figured it was time to

Aug 25, 2016 : Pen-Dexter (Jared Townley)
To Be or Not to Be?

To Be or Not to Be?

Quick Updates: passed 500 miles remaining (currently 380), in the White Mountains, broke another phone, bought new shoes (5th pair), 'Oh, Yeah!' has

Jul 4, 2016 : Pen-Dexter (Jared Townley)
Learning to Love Again

Learning to Love Again

Quick updates: Miles - 1344.5, going to NYC in 3 days, reunited with Toast, crossed PA border into NJ, tomorrow will cross into NY, Aaron is fully

Jun 4, 2016 : Pen-Dexter (Jared Townley)
Terrific Troubling Transition

Terrific Troubling Transition

Quick Updates - Mile 1081.9 - Great 0 Days with Friends in D.C and Family in Harper's Ferry - Hiking with Brother - Finally New (Good) Shoes - Lots

May 14, 2016 : Pen-Dexter (Jared Townley)
Goodbye For Now

Goodbye For Now

Quick Updates: Hiked with my grandpa, 1000 miles, mental half way point, survived first thunderstorm in my tent, finished Virginia in 30 days

May 4, 2016 : Pen-Dexter (Jared Townley)
Time Without

Time Without

Quick fire updates. 701.8 Miles. 47 days. 2 broken trekking poles. 1 broken and now replaced iPhone. New highest mileage day - 25.3. Toast and

Apr 19, 2016 : Pen-Dexter (Jared Townley)
On Loneliness

On Loneliness

Before I begin, I want to give a thank you to everyone who has supported me thus far with your prayers, thoughts, and through social media. It is a

Mar 11, 2016 : Pen-Dexter (Jared Townley)
So This Is What The AT Is Like

So This Is What The AT Is Like

First things first - I cannot believe that I am on the trial now and am slowly making progress to completing a thru-hike. It seems like yesterday I

Mar 6, 2016 : Pen-Dexter (Jared Townley)
Am I Insane?

Am I Insane?

With only three more days before I begin my thru-hike, I have found myself asking this question much more than I have in the months and days leading

Feb 29, 2016 : Pen-Dexter (Jared Townley)
To-Dos and a Partner?

To-Dos and a Partner?

With only 94 days until I begin my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, it's time for an update of my to-do list and some big news on the

Nov 30, 2015 : Pen-Dexter (Jared Townley)