I started long distance hiking in 2016 on the Pacific Crest Trail, making it roughly 1,000 miles. Due to an injury early in my hike I found myself limping and hopping 600 miles across the Southern California desert, where I got the trail-name Jackrabbit. Since that fateful year I’ve hiked an additional 2,500-ish miles on the Oregon Coast Trail, Appalachian Trail, and more recently a return hike on the PCT in 2018 and a section of the Sierra High Route.
After a year-long hiatus in 2019, I’m gearing up to get back out to the wilderness. Since my first hike in 2016, long distance hiking has come to define me and everything I do. I love nothing more, and plan to continue the lifestyle for as long as I’m physically able.
2020 Update: This year needs no introduction or explanation, I’ll simply say it’s been chaotic and very interrupting. My plans are on hold indefinitely while this pandemic situation develops. I don’t know when I’ll get back to the mountains full-time. I have tentative local plans I may be able to act on, but a full thru-hike will not be happening out of respect for my fellow peoples.