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.

  • Mama Always Told Me Not to Hitchhike

    But Mama aint always right….. It’s not that easy to just pop into civilization when you’re in the midst of hiking one of the longest trails in Am...
  • Hello, Sante Fe. Are You the Universe?

      The Sun was lowering over my shoulder, orange reddish hue reflecting in my rearview mirror, while the city lights appeared in the far distance. ...
  • Did I Just See a Ghost?

     Maybe one of the reasons, as I grew into hiking, that I never found myself consumed with fear of being alone in the deep dark unknown of the wil...
  • Sh*ts and Giggles

    Let's Get Silly For a Moment Shall We….  I’ve been getting too serious about all this mental health talk lately. Don’t get me wrong, it’s importa...
  • The What If's

    This crazy journey of mine leads to a lot of "What if's".... Allow me to explain.....
  • 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...