The Words

Stories, downloads, thoughts and feelings all poured on the page for you to enjoy and be part of my crazy journey. One breath. One Step. One hike at a time.

  • Flashbacking to AT Beginnings...

    These are the 2 first blog entries I wrote just before I started my AT thru hike back in 2015. In four days it will be the anniversary of my ...
  • Remind Yourself Everyday...

    My day usually consists of crossing two or three things off a much larger list of tasks I need to do to keep moving forward with life goals. Bu...
  • A lot going on and going through, and those ups and downs…..

    This is a piece about someone trying to figure out how to piece it all together. There are a million stories that can be told by a million d...
  • Am I Ready?

    People ask me if I’m ready for my next hike. It’s a valid question. The Colorado Trail is 500 miles long with an average altitude of 10,350 fe...
  • Where Have I Been??

    I've been exactly where I need to be. Continuing to build towards the future of hike the good hike. Here's some thoughts as I do so..... Whi...
  • How We Met Mika

    Most days call for a break. We fight across a river and slip and slide across snow. When we reach a stretch of dry grass with some nice shade,...
  • The Finish of the Hardest Stretch the High Sierras

    Checklist of negatives... The mutha fu*cking (my pops doesn't like when I swear in my blogs) Sierras!!! Taken down by a river... check Hyp...
  • Crapping in the Woods

    Nah just kidding. I wrote the title just to grab your attention. Trust me there's nothing you truly want to know about crapping in the woods. ...
  • sh*t happens

    Hiker poles left on the side of the road and lost – check… Tent poles and tent ripped by a freak gust of strong wind coming through camp – c...
  • it's been a while

    Where to start.. it's been a year and a half since my adventurous Appalachian Trail (the AT) thru hike. Stating the obvious, yes, it was life ...