Starting at Springer


After arriving in Atlanta I stayed at the Hiker Hostel in Dahlonega Monday night.  This morning they dropped me off within a mile of the start of the Appalachian Trail. I hiked 9 miles, arriving at the Hawk Mtn shelter around 3.  I am Read More

515 Mile Warmup Hike On A.T.


In preparation for my 2017 PCT hike I’m setting out on 9/26 to hike 515 miles of the Appalachian Trail. This will be a test of my new gear, a chance to get in shape, and an opportunity to get some of the pain Read More

Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail In 2017

I am hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017. Beginning at the Mexican border, the PCT travels 2,660 miles through CA, OR, and WA until reaching the Canadian border. From desert valleys, to the high Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges it passes through a variety of climate and terrain. This blog captures my experience preparing for and hiking the PCT.