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In 2011 I emerged from the Porkies in the UP with a newfound love for backpacking that has grown each year. Thru-hiking the SHT in 2014 sealed my obsession with making miles, and I capped that off with a SOBO thru-hike of the PCT in 2017. Since then, I've hiked about 1,000 miles of the NCT in the Upper Midwest. My other passion is beer and I've worked on the quality side of the industry for the past six years. I currently work at Surly Brewing in Minneapolis, MN as the quality sensory tech.
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