6,518 reviewer rep
175 forum posts
joined Dec 24, 2007
Location: Miami, FL
Occupation: long-distance adventuring
Affiliations: I am an activity leader for the Florida Trail Association.
I love the great outdoors, and whatever kind of pursuits that get me out there and in it. I have lived in a lot of different places/climates, which has allowed me to 'sample' a wide variety of activities (master of none). I grew up land-locked in Colorado but somehow found a passion for the ocean too. My all-time favorite pursuits are sea kayaking, surfing, and backpacking/thru-hiking.
In the summer of 2017, I started doing some serious section/thru-hiking, completing over 500 miles of the Colorado Trail (all of it plus some) and the first 270 miles of the Appalachian Trail. In December 2017, I hiked/paddled/bicycled the Te Araroa, a 3000 km journey the length of New Zealand. Then from July through October 2018, I hiked the entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail. All combined, I walked over 5000 miles in a year and a half.
As much as I love the outdoors, I love all the fun gear that makes it more enjoyable. Yes, I am a gear head, with no desire to seek help for my condition. I don't see it as a problem that I own multiple tents, tarps, quilts, bags, stoves, headlamps, etc. My closet is full of shoes but none have heels. I proudly have a collection of titanium and aluminum stakes. Need I say more.
So if you have a similar affliction, you have come to the right place! You can receive support here but don't expect to find a cure. Your condition may even worsen.
Thank you for feeding my addiction Trailspace!
Gear Reviews (78)
|Ball Pass, Mt. Cook/Aoraki National Park, New Zealand||May 31, 2018|
|Te Araroa, New Zealand||February 2, 2018|
|Comanche Venable Loop Hike in the Sangre De Cristo Range, CO||September 1, 2015|