Hello, retired Marine Army Veteran (MAV). Yup, this is how I received my trail name. After hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2014, I just could not think of anything else to do but start a thru hiking career. I began a series of adventures that has taken me to long distance trails throughout the US and Europe. In between long distance trails, I hit the woods in my backyard, Black Hills of South Dakota.
I am planning an ambitious 2022 adventure by hiking a total of 6 trails totaling 4000 miles. How does a hiker plan such a large extravagant trip? It
I do feel pretty confident about starting the Pacific Crest Trail, mostly because I am doing smaller trails beforehand to dial in my gear as well as
Hello! I am Jason "MAV" Brocar. Excited to be a blogger for The Trek this 2022 thru hiking season. I grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota and have