In 2015, I completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. From that point on, I have fallen hopelessly in love with long trails, building on my long-time adoration for the wilderness. The following year (and after delivering many pizzas) I undertook and completed a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Since then, I have volunteered on the Pacific Crest Trail, performing over 900 hours of trail maintenance, in an effort to give back to the trail and the community. I have hopes of more hikes in the future. Hiking has ruined me.