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Backpacking the JMT (for real this time…hopefully)

Now that I’ve had almost a year to recover from both of my surgeries, I’ve been trying out my new feet on the trails and it seems that I will be able to attempt another long-distance hike. This summer, I will be embarking on an epic adventure to thru-hike the John Muir Trail (JMT). I’ve tried hiking the trail once before in 2015 and had to abandon the hike for a couple of reasons: my hiking partner fell victim to altitude sickness...

10,000 miles in 24 days

I wasn’t able to complete my entire Appalachian Trail thru-hike, nor was I able to complete my Pacific Crest Trail / John Muir Trail hike, however I somehow managed to log over 10,000 miles traveled in only 24 days. This is not quite the goal that I was looking to accomplish, but I realized that July turned out to be nonetheless an adventure. After my broken foot was healed from my AT thru-hike attempt, I decided to venture out west...

Why I chose to end another hike

My attempt to hike a 200-mile long section of the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) and JMT (John Muir Trail) would prove to be the most difficult yet. It’s not that the terrain itself that was particularly challenging, but it was those ‘other’ factors that played a part in me deciding to call it off shortly after it began. I debated about what and how much to write regarding my experience, however I promised that I would submit a blog entry....

The PCT and JMT…Here goes nothing…

Tomorrow I’m off for another adventure; maybe third time’s a charm? My last two attempts to successfully complete a long-distance hike failed miserably. I’ve been plagued with injuries and the most miserable weather. What was supposed to be an Appalachian Trail thru-hike ended before I even got out of Georgia; thanks to a fall, an ill-fated stumble, and ultimately a broken heel. It snowed, to the likes of which Georgia hardly ever sees. There was ice, which created quite a...