Michael Dax

My name is Michael but since my 2011 Appalachian thru-hike, some people still call me Stretch. I grew-up in the East, but have since lived up and down the Rocky Mountains, including in Yellowstone National Park. I currently live where the Rockies begin in Santa Fe, New Mexico and can't wait for my next big trip. I've also completed hikes on the John Muir Trail (2009) and Annapurna Circuit (2014).

Posts

Learning to Read the Landscape

Learning to Read the Landscape

Over the past decade, more and more thru-hikers have ditched maps and have instead opted for guides like Yogi’s Pacific Crest Trail Handbook that

Aug 31, 2017 : Michael Dax
How to Elevate Your Hitchhiking Game

How to Elevate Your Hitchhiking Game

After five rainy days on the trail, you’ve reached the road and you can practically feel the cold beer hitting the back of your throat, washing down

Aug 7, 2017 : Michael Dax
Nothing Weighs Nothing

Nothing Weighs Nothing

Seven hundred miles into my 2011 Appalachian Trail thru-hike, I met Scavenger. From Germany, Scavenger exuded the look of the classic European

Jun 28, 2017 : Michael Dax