Hello and welcome! I am Richard, a 41 year old father of two beautiful daughters (ages 14 and 6), just making my way through the world. I will be doing something different than a normal thru hike this year, participating in the Hiker Challenge and section hiking the Sheltowee Trace in Kentucky one weekend a month. I will also be attempting a thru hike of the Foothills Trail in South Carolina around late April, and possibly joining my nephew on some backpacking adventures in Europe in the late summer.
Author’s note: I begin each trip report with an explanation of the section's route, followed by a breakdown of each day. The route: Clear Creek
Author’s note: I begin each trip report with an explanation of the section's route, followed by a breakdown of each day. The Route: Northern
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343 miles, 11 Months, 1 Epic Adventure.
The boy who became a Marine. The Marine who became a family man. The family man who fell in love with nature.