Hiking The PCT

This Trail Is Making Me Stronger, Wiser and Really Hungry

There are two things that can end a thru-hike quickly – running out of money and injury. This year, I’ve been forced to take things a whole lot easier than I did last year. At first, I felt like a failure for having an injury so early on in my hike. Then I realized giving my body enough time to rest and heal is instrumental if I want to stay on trail and finish my hike. Read more…

What’s Next?

Now that I’ve hiked something as big as the Pacific Crest Trail, it’s hard not to think about doing another long-distance hike or planning the next big adventure. I mean, who hikes thousands of miles through three states, over five months and comes home to do nothing? Before I got off trail to come home, […] Read more…

Why I Couldn’t Have Hiked to Canada Without Grit

Many of you know Grit as the guy who finished thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with me at the Canadian border. Did you know Grit and I travelled over 1,700 miles together over the last few months along the PCT? Grit played a HUGE role in me hiking all the way to Canada. I couldn’t have done it without him, nor would I have wanted to. Meet Grit. Read more…

Dealing With the Post-Trail Blues

As my PCT thru-hike was coming closer to the end, I kept hearing more and more from other hikers about post-trail blues. At first, I didn’t think it was a thing. How could not hiking make me depressed? Now that I’ve been back a little over a week, the post-trail blues is a thing and it’s been hitting me hard. Read more…

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