Matthew

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.

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Up, Down, and All Around: The PCT is a Mental, Physical, and Emotional Rollercoaster

Up, Down, and All Around: The PCT is a Mental, Physical, and Emotional Rollercoaster

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

May 14, 2019 : Matthew
Rule #1 of PCT Planning: Be Ready to Change Your Plan from Day One

Rule #1 of PCT Planning: Be Ready to Change Your Plan from Day One

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

May 4, 2019 : Matthew
Physical, Mental, and Emotional Prep for My PCT Thru-Hike

Physical, Mental, and Emotional Prep for My PCT Thru-Hike

How do you train for that? While “Why?” is the first question I get when I tell people I’m attempting to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail, the

Apr 21, 2019 : Matthew
A Peek in My Pack: Gear for My PCT Thru-Hike

A Peek in My Pack: Gear for My PCT Thru-Hike

Pack Shakedown This piece will hold much more clout when I actually reach the Northern Terminus in the fall, but I wanted to offer a peek inside my

Apr 11, 2019 : Matthew
Self-Worth, Serenity, and a Celebration of Life; Why I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Self-Worth, Serenity, and a Celebration of Life; Why I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

“Why?” Every time I tell someone that I’m leaving a great job, and a life that I love, to hike 2,650 miles, from Mexico to Canada, with little to

Apr 7, 2019 : Matthew