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The Past the Present and the Future of Freeoutside

A lot has happened since the last time I posted: I have moved to Colorado, attended the Outdoor Retailer show, taken a job, battled through the depression of readjustment, gained back some weight, done over 20 presentations and written over 330 pages of my book. There are lots of cool things in the works! I […]

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Lessons Learned 

Exactly one year ago I took my first steps on a 7,700 mile adventure. It took me into debt, pushed my body past preimposed limits and showed me some of the most amazing people and places in our country. In reflecting on the trip here are 7 things I learned along the way.  1. It […]

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Today’s event! 

In Auburn, CA

Lessons from 2016

2016 was a great year and a tough year. I left behind comforts and security to take the road less traveled. I threw away stability and went against the advice and opinions of many to make it the most memorable year of my life. I not only accomplished my goal, but I learned some very […]

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Mobile Apps for the Outdoors

In a world of ultralight hiking/backpacking and smartphones that have become the new Swiss Army Knives, we are nearly unencumbered in what we can do with our phones. I used a few apps countless times while hiking this year and I wanted to pass them along so that you may be able to use them […]

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Below is my comprehensive gear list from my trip. Inside the list is nearly every item I used for a considerable number of miles along with a link and a short description of when I switched gear. Packs Granite Gear Leopold V.C. 46 Red Fox Racer wire 40 I carried the Granite Gear pack on […]

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The Hiking Paradox

First off it seems people have enjoyed my posts even though I am not currently hiking so I will try to post weekly if I feel I have something that warrants it. Feedback is always welcome and I hope life is treating you all well! It has been one week since I left the trail. […]

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Finding kindess in every corner of the USA despite our differences

These past few days have shown lines of division I haven’t seen in my lifetime and I want to take this opportunity to pass along 6 stories from very different places and very different people. I want you to realize that even though I did not share the same beliefs with all these people they […]

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Triple Crown Video

Here is the video highlighting my adventure over the last 8 plus months and 7,600 plus miles while completing the calendar triple crown. Open post by clicking title to see the Link below: Video here

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Final stats

Here are some final stats for the continental divide trail. Over the next few days il post a trip report or summary for the entire 8 months as well as a video of some photos. Posting had become such a habit I will have to ease out of doing it daily. Days on the CDT […]

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Day 252-FINISHED!

CDT day 80 -CDT total distance: 2756 Total trail miles hiked: 7636 My shoe was untied but I kept going. My Achilles was tightening up but I couldn’t stop. I had a thorn in my sock but I as slowing. The end was in sight. As the monument came into view that elated feeling of […]

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Complete!

Triple Crown Complete! Jeff hit his GPS spot from the Mexico border this afternoon which means he has completed the Continental Divide Trail and the Calendar Year Triple Crown, a total of approximately 7,640 miles. He is now hiking the 26 miles back from the southern terminus of the CDT to the closest road to […]

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Day 251-the set up

CDT day 79-Miles Hiked today: 40 CDT total distance traveled: 2730 Total trail miles: 7610 Avg temps: 70s Injuries: hamstring Achilles Pain: feet Exhaustion level: high Favorite s meal: dehydrated enchilada casserole Please donate to the cause I am hiking for (Suicide Prevention) here: Donate here Today was a tough day. I wanted to put in […]

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Day 250-The last town

CDT day 78-Miles Hiked today: 35 CDT total distance traveled: 2690 Total trail miles: 7570 Avg temps: 80s Injuries: hamstring Achilles Pain: feet Exhaustion level: moderate Favorite meal: sausage bean soup Please donate to the cause I am hiking for (Suicide Prevention) here: Donate here The sunrise was beautiful but the desert walking was not. There […]

Day 249-Changing temps

CDT day 77 -Miles Hiked today: 36 CDT total distance traveled: 2655 Total trail miles: 7535 Avg temps: 70-80s Injuries: hamstring Achilles Pain: feet Exhaustion level: moderate Favorite meal: Hawaiian baked beans Please donate to the cause I am hiking for (Suicide Prevention) here: Donate here Do you know the feeling and soreness that comes the […]

Day 248-Silver City

CDT day 76-Miles Hiked today: 38 CDT total distance traveled: 2619 Total trail miles: 7499 Avg temps: 70s Injuries: hamstring Achilles Pain: calf soreness, foot pain Exhaustion level: moderate Favorite meal: chili relleno casserole  During this final week of my adventure I encourage everyone to donate to fight suicide prevention at: Donate here Being free of […]

Day 247-Doc Campbell’s Post

CDT day 75-Miles Hiked today: 37 CDT total distance traveled: 2584 Total trail miles: 7464 Avg temps: 70s Injuries: hamstring Achilles Pain: feet Exhaustion level: moderate Favorite meal: vanilla latte or coke at Doc Campbell’s Post During this final two weeks of my adventure I encourage everyone to donate to fight suicide prevention at: Donate here […]

Day 246-Gila

CDT day 74-Miles Hiked today: 33 CDT total distance traveled: 2547 Total trail miles: 7427 Avg temps: 60s Injuries: hamstring Achilles  Pain: feet Exhaustion level: moderate Favorite meal: Kate’s real food Grizz bar During this final two weeks of my adventure I encourage everyone to donate to fight suicide prevention at: Donate here These storms are […]

Day 245-Biblical storm 

CDT day 73-Miles Hiked today: 33 CDT total distance traveled: 2514 Total trail miles: 7394 Avg temps: 60s Injuries: hamstring Achilles hands Pain: hips and feet  Exhaustion level: moderate,frustration level high Favorite meal: dehydrated Tuscan soup and rice During this final two weeks of my adventure I encourage everyone to donate to fight suicide prevention […]

Day 244-North Gila

CDT day 72 -Miles Hiked today: 33 CDT total distance traveled: 2481 Total trail miles: 7361 Avg temps: 70s Injuries: hamstring Achilles Pain: knees and feet and hips Exhaustion level: moderate Favorite meal:  During this final two weeks of my adventure I encourage everyone to donate to fight suicide prevention at: http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.personalCampaign&participantID=958458 The distance between […]

Day 243-A simple act of kindness

CDT day 71-Miles Hiked today: 28 CDT total distance traveled: 2448 Total trail miles: 7328 Avg temps: 70s Injuries: hamstring Achilles Pain: legs, feet, everything Exhaustion level: moderate Favorite meal: a farmers beer During this final two weeks of my adventure I encourage everyone to donate to fight suicide prevention at: http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.personalCampaign&participantID=958458 If there is […]

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