Triple Crown Comprehensive Gear List

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 […]

Day 232-Goodbye CO

CDT day 60-Miles Hiked today: 38 CDT total distance traveled: 2064 Total trip miles: 6944 Avg temps: 50s Injuries: hamstring Achilles Pain: feet,toes  Exhaustion level: moderate  Favorite meal: mango homemade mixed drink  The mornings are brutal with this cold autumn weather. I wake up before 6 daily and cringe at the thought of packing up […]

Day 231-Snow fun

CDT day 59-Miles Hiked today: 30 CDT total distance traveled:2026  Total trip miles: 6906 Avg temps: 50s Injuries: hamstring Achilles Pain: feet Exhaustion level: low Favorite meal: aunt Vic’s casserole Within the first mile I knew staying in town overnight was the right decision. There was snow everywhere, ranging from 2 inches to almost a […]

CDT stats

Here is some bonus coverage. These are stats from the first 47 days of the CDT portion of the trip. I have roughly 30 days left. I cringe when looking at the laundry stat… CDT stats Days on the CDT 47 Miles covered 1661 Longest day 44 miles  Shortest day 10 miles Laundry 2 Showers […]

Day 109 – Meadows 

PCT day 22 For the first time in a long time I allowed myself to sleep in. This meant I had absolutely exhausted all attempts to stay in bed by 7. But it was nice to get some extra sleep for a change and not have to be up and walking. I had some coffee at […]

Day 103 – The Mojave Desert

PCT DAY 16 I think naturally most of us see many more sunsets than sunrises, and I am the exact same way. But on this particular morning I was up at the crack of dawn in order to make it through the heart of the desert before the heat of the day. Because of this I […]

Day 102 – Another day another detour 

PCT day 15  Unfortunately my time with all these trail Angels must be short lived with my accelerated schedule and I had to say good bye to the Andersons and hello to another fire detour including a long highway road walk. But not before having pancakes and coffee in the morning. Then the long arduous […]

Day 99 – Fifty

PCT day 12 Sometimes the miles just take care of themselves and today was one of those days. When all was said and done I had gone 51 miles. Leaving only a short 29 to make it to one of the most well known trail Angels on the PCT. To begin the day I climbed up […]

Day 97 – The Hotel

PCT day 10After a day at the nature hot springs “spa” I had 34 miles to get to Cajon Pass where my friend Lil Buddha bought me a hotel room. The plan was to make the miles before too late in the evening in order to get some true relaxing in. The hiking began around […]

Day 96 – The Oasis

PCT day – 9 I woke up at little bear spring with 22 miles of hiking until one of my favorite spots on the trail. I was prepared to do it with minimal stops along the way in order to have the whole day. The plan went perfectly and I was soaking in deep creek hot […]

Day 92 – Paradise

PCT day 5 It rained all night and I left a candy bar in my pocket while I slept so I have a bruise on my hip. These are thru hiker problems. I set up my tent well so the rain fly took the brunt of the rain and I stayed dry for the most […]

HDay 91 – Desert Storm

PCT day – 4 I woke up in a wet tent but it wasn’t soaked. When I stared out at where the storm had been last night I see a more dense, darker mass of clouds. Little did I know this storm would chase me all day. For the first 5 miles of the trail […]

Day 90 – Cloud wall

PCT day 3 As I sit here writing this I see a gigantic wall of dark clouds coming right at me. The forecast is heavy rain, winds, and thunderstorms. It could be a wild night. I not only staked my tent into the ground but also put boulders on top of the tent stakes and […]

Day 89 – The desert

PCT – day 2 I woke up and packed up to hit the trail at Lake Morena with a spring in my step that few other hikers had. Many were hobbling around from soreness or blisters. The miles flew by since the trail is so well maintained and there is no snow or ice on […]

Day 88 – PCT day 1

First off I am sorry to mess with the routine of posting about my adventure daily but After 1 day of travel and 2 days of rest and binge eating I feel adjusted and ready to take on another trail. It is pretty strange to think that after hiking one long trail I start right […]

Triple Crown

Eight commonly asked questions about my adventure

Eight questions I am asked when I tell people that I am doing the hiking triple crown (Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail) in one year. “Do you carry a gun?” No, guns are heavy. There is nothing out there in the woods that I am scared of and the most dangerous […]

Triple Crown

8,000 mile hiking journey starts here!

This is the beginning. I will be hiking the Triple Crown of Hiking this Year which is nearly 8k miles. Everything I post will be published through this site as well as my Facebook grouped FreeOutside. I will be completing the journey with the help of multiple brands and sponsors which I will detail tomorrow while […]

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