2021 Charity Hike: 40lbs of Hope

This year's "charity" hike will take on a different form. I'm not fundraising per-mile, I'm trying to spread a little hope and, at the same time, complete my first long-distance thruhike. I've hiked the Ocean to Lake Trail (63 miles), but this year I'm hiking America's original long distance hiking trail: The Long Trail in … Continue reading 2021 Charity Hike: 40lbs of Hope

Florida Trail: Juniper Prairie Wilderness

My home state of Florida hosts one of our nation’s 11 national scenic trails: The Florida National Scenic Trail. The Florida Trail or “FT” is 1300+ miles of trail and runs from Big Cypress Preserve in south Florida to Fort Pickens just south of Pensacola, FL.  SECTION HIKING THE FT: Ocala National Forest It's late … Continue reading Florida Trail: Juniper Prairie Wilderness

Siler Bald Appalachian Trail

False Alarm: When My Emergency Electronics Fail

This article originally appeared on The Trek, which you can read here.  When I tell people I hike long distance, I am often asked safety-related questions, like “Do you carry a gun?” or “Do you have a satellite device for emergencies?” There are many opinions on whether they are worth the weight or expense, but … Continue reading False Alarm: When My Emergency Electronics Fail