I started this blog in 2014 when I embarked on my Pacific Crest Trail trek. Since then the posts have evolved to follow my hikes in Washington, Vermont, Arizona, and beyond. Also trail food recipes, gear I’ve made, hiking thoughts, and more.

I’m currently living out of my 1991 Toyota Hiace van, which I’ve converted into a camper. I’m loosely based out of Flagstaff Arizona and New Hampshire. In the past I’ve lived on an island in the Puget Sound, in Utah, Seattle, the New Hampshire seacoast, Boston, Western Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and the New Hampshire White Mountains. I got my masters in Earth Science from the University of New Hampshire and BS in Environmental Geology from Beloit College in Wisconsin. In previous incarnations I’ve pursued outdoor gear design, beer brewing, and environmental consulting and have worked a host of jobs from scientist to working in a sawmill, sales and visual merchandising at REI Seattle Flagship to selling holiday cards at the Vashon Farmers Market, barista to bartacking ULA packs, and more.

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  1. Jean and Jared,
    It was a great pleasure to meet you on the trail at kearsarge Pass. I felt like we really shared a connection and I hope to further that by hosting you in Tucson some day. I believe that Jared and I may share an additional connection, as I was a grad student in astrophyics, and worked as an astronomer several decades ago in New Mexico. I have strong connections in the “U” district in Seattle and hope we can meet for a hike around Green Lake someday.
    Take care, and congratulations on a tremendous hike.

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