Hi, I'm Matt aka Salty. I've Thru-Hiked the Appalachian Trail NOBO in 2016 and the Pacific Crest Trail SOBO in 2018. I'm a former Infantry Marine who has found sanctity and camaraderie within the hiking community. This year I'll be hiking several smaller trails leading up to the Continental Divide Trail.
I've repacked my backpack somewhere close to 50 times by now. Changed gear and went on smaller hikes to test it out. I've spent hours pouring over
Night one: Around 8 p.m. Vince Strawbridge says goodbye as he drops me off at the Nane trailhead on Lake Okeechobee. I watch as he drives away and my
In 2010 I was on my second combat deployment in Afghanistan. I was in a pretty miserable place in my life and was looking forward to exiting the