My Goals for the Future

It doesn’t have to be New Years Day to set ambitious and lofty goals. I have always been very goal oriented and find immense satisfaction in chasing goals that are on the verge of my ability and comfort zone. I have been working to decide what I want to do next and have come up […]


Accepting not Transitioning

I have been off the trail now longer than I was on it. I hiked for 252 days and I can’t say that I am completely back to normal. I don’t think I will ever return to what I was before spending the majority of a year in nature and facing countless challenges my 20-year-old […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]

2016 Continental Divide Trail – Northern Half, from a Southbounder’s perspective

Here’s some photos from the Continental Divide Trail (CDT)  – Waterton Lake, Canada to the Colorado Border – 1,500 miles or so, (7/26/16 to 9/5/16). In 5 minutes you can cover the first 42 days of my CDT southbound hike. Click here for slide show of 2016 CDT Northern Half, Canada to Colorado


PCT 2016 – The High Sierra – Kennedy Meadows to Echo Lake, May 24, 2016 to June 8, 2016 – Photos

John Muir was right when he described the High Sierra “Surely the brightest and best of all the Lord has built”. This 400 mile section of the PCT is amazing no matter when you hike it!  Enjoy! Click on the link below to check it out. Kennedy Meadows to Echo Lake slide show

Pacific Crest Trail Photos – The first 700 miles, Campo to Kennedy Meadows

Here’s a link to photos from the first 700 miles of Legend’s PCT hike across the “desert” section.  Pacific Crest Trail -The first 700 miles

Where’s Legend?

Since Leaving Kennedy Meadows on Day 109 Legend has made good progress. The following information shows his mileage and camp locations based on his daily SPOT signal.   Day 109-Left Kennedy Meadows in the afternoon with a full pack, camped at Kern River, elev. 8,000’ (mile 704 to mile 716) Day 110- Over Cottonwood Pass […]

Appalachian Trail photos, mile 1200 to mile 1740 – (Pine Grove, PA to Hanover, NH)

Link to AT photos-Pine Grove, PA to Hanover, NH

Appalachian Trail Photo’s – mile 860 to mile 1200 (Waynesboro to Pine Grove)

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Photos – Appalachian Trail -mile 440 to mile 860 (Day 21 to Day 34)

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