Justin Sprecher

This summer I’m hiking the Pacific Northwest Trail! While I’ve done countless backpacking trips this will be my first thru hike. I’ve done a lot of random stuff on my spins around the sun: Worked in the mountains of New Zealand, the construction yards of Australia, made & screened films at 20+ festivals in 7 countries, lived in a van, been an organic farmer, roller derby announcer, the list goes on. My main profession is videography & photography, which I’m happy to report (much to the surprise of my parents) I’ve been gainfully employed in for the last 15 years.

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The End – Wild, Wet, Windswept Olympic Coast

The End – Wild, Wet, Windswept Olympic Coast

The coastal section through the Olympic National Park starts, as many PNT sections do, with a 22-mile walk through forest roads. We walk it as fast

Sep 16, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
Epic Olympics – PNT Section 9

Epic Olympics – PNT Section 9

It’s hard to know where to start to describe our section through the Olympic Mountains. It was vast, dynamic, tough, rugged. We went from mountain

Sep 9, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
Puget Pig Out

Puget Pig Out

After over two weeks through wilderness, national parks, and battling a stomach bug we are pumped to be walking the Puget Sound section of the PNT.

Aug 31, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
Three Times the PNT Tries (and Fails) to Kill Us

Three Times the PNT Tries (and Fails) to Kill Us

After nine amazing days getting through the Pasayten Wilderness, the section through the Cascade Mountains starts with equal promise: A trail zero on

Aug 27, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
The Mighty, Magnificent and Remote Pasayten Wilderness

The Mighty, Magnificent and Remote Pasayten Wilderness

A crack of thunder and a bolt of lightning is how we started our section in the Pasayten Wilderness. Minutes after arriving at the Cold Springs

Aug 21, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
The Trail Turns Hot, Then It Turns Hotter

The Trail Turns Hot, Then It Turns Hotter

“The heat in the summer is 110. Too hot for the devil, too hot for men.” -Johnny Cash According to locals yesterday the temp did reach 110 in

Aug 8, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
Lens Swap!

Lens Swap!

Warning: What follows is a nerdy backcountry photography post. I’m excited. I’m swapping out my Sigma 19mm (28mm aps-c) for a Rokinon 12mm (18mm

Aug 3, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
Homicide Suspects and the Kindness of Strangers

Homicide Suspects and the Kindness of Strangers

Walking the road into Metaline Falls on a hot 90+ degree day, two cars whip a u-turn and pull up behind us. County sheriff and US Border Patrol.

Jul 28, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
Hey PNT: I Still Love You but the Honeymoon Is Over

Hey PNT: I Still Love You but the Honeymoon Is Over

Don’t get the wrong idea, we’re having a great time but section two of the PNT has more road walking, fewer alpine views, and more up and down. To be

Jul 17, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
PNT Section 1 – Am I Back in New Zealand?

PNT Section 1 – Am I Back in New Zealand?

I grew up spending lots of time in the outdoors but I credit the two-plus years I lived in New Zealand for cultivating my love for backpacking.

Jul 10, 2019 : Justin Sprecher