Hiking, Vlogging, and Podcasting Under “Old Man and the PCT”

Getting To Know Me

Hey, everybody. I am Mike Current. I will be hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), starting at Campo in early April 2020.

I am retired military. I served in the US Army for over 30 years. After retirement in 2016, my wife and I wound up opening two small businesses. Both companies are fun and profitable, but now we are trying to refocus on the other items on our personal bucket lists, which for me includes hiking the PCT.


I will be vlogging my thru-hike for The Trek. As an extreme introvert, combined with having spent most of my time in the military as an intelligence officer, I am about the last person one would expect to find in front of a camera or microphone. But I am using the thru-hike as an opportunity to explore my nascent creative side and as an attempt to be more personally open to others, meaning you. My first video is on The Trek’s YouTube Page.  For vlogging, I go by “Old Man and the PCT.” Take a  look. If you like my style, subscribe. Video trail updates will likely be posted on a weekly basis starting in early April.

Click the image to view the first video:

Trail Correspondent

I will also serve as one of The Trek’s trail correspondents. The thru-hikers featured during the first two years of The Trek’s trail correspondent series were informative and entertaining. I would download and listen to the podcasts while driving, running, or hiking. Therefore, I am looking forward to contributing to this endeavor as well. My trail correspondent podcast inputs should not be duplicative of what is highlighted in my PCT vlogs, based on the subjects that were covered in the previous two years of the series. More likely, being a trail correspondent will force me to discuss assigned topics (and get more personal) in the podcasts than that covered in my videos.

Be in It

I have never been known as one to do things halfway. Life is too short. It is a gift. It must be inhaled fully and deeply. And reward is not without risk. So, I am looking forward to hiking the PCT, and videoing and podcasting the experience for The Trek. Join me. It will be great.

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Comments 1

  • Patrick Wynen : Mar 3rd

    Safe travels and good luck. I know you have the determination.


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