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January 25, 2019

... And so began the “CDT Deli Walk.” On the Appalachian Trail, there was a section of trail called the “Deli Walk” in New York / New Jersey. Every day it seemed we were crossing a road with a nearby sandwich shop. Well, it turns out there is a road that parallels the...

October 10, 2017

With such little time left on trail and an increase in motivation to reach the Canadian border, it is likely that Dubois was one of our last zero days. Daylight Donuts and the Cowboy Cafe made it very difficult to drag ourselves to the edge of town to begin hitching (h...

August 11, 2017

Peering at the upcoming topography, we could see that our lives were about to become much easier. Our days of constant ascent and descent were behind us and we were starting to feel like Canada was well within reach. Being at a lower elevation also means that wildlife...

July 13, 2017

After three days of gorging on copious amounts of food, everyone was extremely well fed and rested. However, three days is a long time to not be moving, so we were all chomping at the bit to hit the trail again.

The most difficult sections of trail were behind us at thi...

June 22, 2017

The stage was set: The San Juans contained a 300% snowpack, the fear mongers were out in full force and we truly did not know what to expect heading into these infamous mountains. Despite most people ahead of us walking around this section, we had to see what all the f...

May 29, 2017

After such a rejuvenating experience at the Toaster House, it was truly difficult to hike out the next morning. Temperatures in the twenties and snow were forecasted for the following day, but we knew we had to push forward. Not only are we on a time budget, but most o...

May 12, 2017

As we approach the monument at the southern terminus, jubilance begins to course through my veins. All the hard work and time I put into saving up for this trip, and now my dream is finally coming to fruition. Unfortunately, this feeling would surpass roughly 3.2 miles...

January 23, 2017

If you have never hiked a long distance trail, you may wonder what exactly it is we have in our packs. The trouble is, even though many of us have a lot of items we share in common, everyone hikes differently.

There's Scott Jurek, who hiked with a fanny pack for his Cl...

January 13, 2017

Welcome to my adventure blog and thank you for your patience as I continue to prepare for my pilgrimage across the Continental Divide.

I am eager to begin traveling and start sharing my story with all of you. It is my hope that it will inspire others to not only go out...

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