Hey I'm Jeff (he/him/his). I am a human who loves to move on trails wherever they lead. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and found my passion for hiking there. I love spending time in natural spaces and find growth each time I am outside. This 2021 I will be attempting the Appalachian Trail and Continental Divide Trail. Pending the state of the world and unknown's. Starting Feb 25.
I always wonder how it gets to be so late on a town day that was supposed to be a rest day. Where did all that time go and what did I do with it? Read about my day!
Check out some pictures from the first 500 miles of my AT thru-hike.
Phew, I made it to the Nantahala Outdoor Center, about 130 miles into the Appalachian Trail. The past week synthesized into a few words would be:
Read about a few questions I have on the day before I start my trip on back to back attempts of the Appalachian Trail and Continental Divide Trail.
Read about a few ways I am planning on practicing mindfulness while on trail. Thru-hiking is just as much mental as it is physical.
Trail food isn't the most exciting. Take a moment to read about a few items that I am bringing along in order to make my food scene a bit more interesting.
Read about some of the personal goals I have while on trail in 2021. Goals can be so much more than just making the needed miles.
Did you know hikers may use up to 20,000 pairs of shoes a hiking season? Read about ways to recycle your used hiking shoes and have a positive impact on the world.
Read about the scariest moments of my 2020 hiking season. From outrunning falling trees in Washington to getting caught in a snow storm in the Colorado backcountry. It is exciting!
My Approach to Hiking Photos The top photos of my 2020 hiking season were hard to choose. In my hiking experience I have never been the one to carry