I am Mark. I was born and raised in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of northern Michigan. I have lived at least two years in San Diego, Phoenix, Denver, and for the last 25 years in the western suburbs of Chicago. I climbed my first 14er mountain in 1993 while living in Colorado and have been hooked on the whole climbing/hiking/camping outdoors scene ever since. I am going to attempt a NOBO thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2019.


My Initial Goals Before Setting Out

My Initial Goals Before Setting Out

I'm Mark.  I'm going to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2019.  I'm old.  Actually, I'm not old, only 63, but my four grandchildren will all tell

Mar 21, 2019 : Lucky