I discovered backpacking and this wonderful hiking community on the Florida Trail in 2015 and haven’t looked back since. I aim to positively impact other people making every step on the trail count for something more than my own enjoyment. The overall effect of hiking for something bigger than my own personal experience is what I call #HikeWithHeart. Part of that journey includes joining the 2019 Granite Gear Grounds Keeper team! I’m passionate about practicing Leave No Trace ethics so I can leave the outdoor spaces I visit a little cleaner than when I came. I’m also usually hiking for a good cause – charity! I hope to see you on the trail and share some of my adventures with the world. Cheers, Josh "Pace Car" Johnson – Instagram: @HikeWithHeart
The crazy quail up here didn't help the steep climbs but also didn't detract from wonderful views and a great experience. Check it out!
Breakfast today was a Clif bar again but I took time to make coffee - YUM! There was also an abundance of water between Low Gap and Unicoi Gap so I
The shower and nights sleep in the Hostel was refreshing! I think it was a little easier to face the soreness and strenuous hiking, today. The
Although it rained again last night it wasn't raining when I got up: happy camper. The worst of the damage was the mud that caked onto my tent
A Full breakfast at camp hasn't been setting well so today I just settled on a Clif Bar and set out. A couple miles ahead I crossed Justus creek and
I spent the night on Springer Mountain and while driving up there I managed to see a ton of wildlife: a ground hog, a hawk (chillin' 10ft from me at
My gear list was built to be efficient, but capable and after two years in the making - it better be! Check it out and see if my gear updates can inform your future gear choices.
Going on the longest backpacking trip of my life meant getting serious about a food plan. Check out my 7 day backpacking food plan complete with total daily calories and calories-per-ounce
Florida is FLAT! Learn how i get ready for the elevation change on the Appalachian Trail without a single hill to climb.