Silent Bob

Don't ever thru-hike; you'll lose any sense of purpose or hope for a relatively normal life you once had. All of your money will magically disappear from your bank account. For some reason I hiked all three triple crown trails. I didn't find myself, and now I have this grotesque disease where I need to hike far and as often as my wallet will let me (preferably in a state of dehydration, hunger, and malaise).If there's anything redeeming about me, it's that I gave 900 hours of my time to maintaining the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017. I would definitely do it again. So, at least I'll basically work for free (and enjoy it).

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Best Restaurants on the Pacific Crest Trail

Best Restaurants on the Pacific Crest Trail

Anyone who thru-hikes can probably regurgitate information about their favorite food locations along the trail. Thru-hikes are, in their purest

Feb 12, 2018 : Silent Bob
All In A Day’s (Trail) Work: A Day In the Life of a Trail Worker

All In A Day’s (Trail) Work: A Day In the Life of a Trail Worker

Some days are easier than others as a trail worker. Like thru-hiking, there will be good days and bad days. But somewhere in the middle are days of

Dec 7, 2017 : Silent Bob
Why You Should Give Back as a Trail Crew Volunteer

Why You Should Give Back as a Trail Crew Volunteer

Do you like to hike? Consider giving back to the trail through volunteer work. Here are some reasons why, and places to get started.

Nov 16, 2017 : Silent Bob
The Joy of Stoveless (aka No Cook) Backpacking

The Joy of Stoveless (aka No Cook) Backpacking

On my first thru-hike, I came across an individual with a peculiar way of eating their food - with no stove. No cannister fuel, no denatured alcohol,

Dec 6, 2016 : Silent Bob
The Golden Tunnel

The Golden Tunnel

Famously, the Appalachian Trail has owned the term the "Green Tunnel" for it endless walks through lush green forests. And it certainly has a right

Aug 12, 2016 : Silent Bob
1,000 Miles of Confliction

1,000 Miles of Confliction

"Hike your own hike". For such a common phrase to throw around, it's not as simple as its made out to be. Especially for an excruciatingly indecisive

Jul 15, 2016 : Silent Bob
Pondering the Parallels

Pondering the Parallels

For this article, I will avoid any comparisons with the intent to declare a "better" trail. Those grow tiresome to me. Instead, I'd like to share

May 11, 2016 : Silent Bob
Gear Review: Luke’s Ultralite Down Jacket

Gear Review: Luke’s Ultralite Down Jacket

*This product was not donated for review.After scouring the market for a new down jacket, I finally landed on a gem that I couldn't get out of my

Mar 2, 2016 : Silent Bob
Gear Review: HH Dry Stripe Baselayer

Gear Review: HH Dry Stripe Baselayer

This baselayer from Helly Hansen implements their "Lifa" fabric, which helps keep your skin dry from perspiration. When paired with a midlayer, such

Jan 9, 2016 : Silent Bob
15 Essential Thru-Hiker (Or Any Hiker) Items for $25 or Less

15 Essential Thru-Hiker (Or Any Hiker) Items for $25 or Less

Make your shopping hassle-free with these affordable, trail tested items!

Nov 9, 2015 : Silent Bob