Hello all. My name is Wanderer, aka Jeb. I grew up in a military family and travelled the world as a kid. I am a father, husband, U.S Army Infantry Combat Veteran and an avid outdoorsman. Hiking has provided an avenue of healing for me that I have been unable to find elsewhere. I thru-hiked the Pinhoti trail in 2016 and I did a flip flop thru-hike of Appalachian Trail in 2020. Benton Mackaye Trail Feb. 2021, PCT 2021, and currently 230 miles into a Southbound thru hike of the CDT
Woke up at Pintler’s Portal hostel on the 18th in yet another stuffy room. It seems a good deal of places either don’t have AC, or it’s busted. Made
The AC decided to squat the bed, so I slept in a stuffy room. I never sleep well indoors, but with the almost continuous storms, I prefer to be
The saying, “embrace the brutality”, never resonated much with me when I first started thinking about a CDT attempt last year while on the PCT. I got
I awoke to a call from my grandmother telling me my mom had passed away. She had died by suicide and it both threw me through a loop and solidified
Follow for a detailed gear list of what I carried on the Appalachian Trail. This gear took me from the summer heat in Virginia, through tropical storms in New York and into the cold weather in the Smoky Mountains and North Georgia.