Hey! I'm Matt. 2019 is my year. In a celebration of life, I'm leaving a job and a life I love and attempting my first thru-hike on the PCT. I love meeting people, hearing stories, and a good laugh. Sober, gay, and accident prone. If nothing else, this journey is sure to be entertaining for y'all.
From Warner Springs to Big Bear First Things First Over the past few years I’ve heard, and used, verbiage like “failed attempt,” “quit their
Week one complete! As I sit here at Warner Springs, having just taken a bucket shower and soaking my feet in Epsom salts, I’m trying process this
Coaching/training is my day job, and I did a lot of PCT research. I knew the training would be broken into two parts. The physical, and the mental/emotional. Both of which would knock me right off trail if I wasn’t prepared.
That's my home for the next five months. While I'm sure it's going to change, my favorite pieces of gear right now are my puffy, Pete, and my sleeping bag.
Because I’m worth it. When I take those first steps it will be as a proud, strong, happy, healthy, sober, gay man. I’ll have a support system of people I love and a loving God behind me. So why am I thru-hiking the PCT this year? I’m hiking because I can, and I think that’s something to celebrate.