Fire Breather

Hey everybody! My name's Ross, but you can call me by my trail name, Fire Breather. I'm from the East Bay Area but have spent a few years in the PNW. This last year I've been a coffee roaster. Now, I plan to roast miles on my NOBO PCT thru hike! I love to read, so feel free to drop book recommendations in the comments. Also, feel free to follow me on Instagram @its_firebreather_now. Looking forward to sharing some stories with you!

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8 Things I’ve Learned Halfway Thru the PCT

8 Things I’ve Learned Halfway Thru the PCT

8 Things I've Learned Halfway Thru the PCT   1) The trail will not "fix" you. At some point, many of us have this romanticized idea that

Jul 22, 2021 : Fire Breather
Meet Tyson

Meet Tyson

This is my house: I won't spend any time detailing the dimensions and materials because a) you would be wiser to find this information out at

May 20, 2021 : Fire Breather
You Died… Continue?

You Died… Continue?

I got this sticker at an art gallery in Big Bear last week. I thought it was fitting, with the little ghosts and the familiar proposal found

May 10, 2021 : Fire Breather
Wild Human Things

Wild Human Things

Someone has asked us all this question at some point. Some out of curiosity, some out of repulsion, some out of amazement. Why? Why are you hiking

May 3, 2021 : Fire Breather
Still Here

Still Here

Right now: I can feel my heart beating in my neck as I pause to catch my breath. I am somewhere in the San Jacinto Wilderness between 7,000 and

Apr 26, 2021 : Fire Breather
Star Giraffe

Star Giraffe

Check it out. We are sitting in a line on a Therm-a-Rest foam pad: Cheese Slice, myself, Magnet, and Tosser. Our heads are tilted up and we are

Apr 16, 2021 : Fire Breather