Richard Murray

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.

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Hiker Challenge Section 2: What? More Rain? Okay.

Hiker Challenge Section 2: What? More Rain? Okay.

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

Feb 13, 2024 : Richard Murray
Hiker Challenge Section 1: Rain, Rain, Go Away

Hiker Challenge Section 1: Rain, Rain, Go Away

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

Feb 2, 2024 : Richard Murray
And So it Begins

And So it Begins

The Challenge is Quickly Approaching I am just a few days away from the first section of the Hiker Challenge! Over the years, the Challenge has

Jan 24, 2024 : Richard Murray
The One About Gear

The One About Gear

Gear is a Big Deal. Who Knew? When I first began backpacking 3 years ago, I had no idea the industry was as big as it is. At the time, I considered

Jan 16, 2024 : Richard Murray
Those Hills Will Not Hike Themselves

Those Hills Will Not Hike Themselves

343 miles, 11 Months, 1 Epic Adventure.

Dec 31, 2023 : Richard Murray
The Man Behind the Curtain

The Man Behind the Curtain

The boy who became a Marine. The Marine who became a family man. The family man who fell in love with nature.

Dec 28, 2023 : Richard Murray