While on a day hike recently, it occurred to me that The Lord of the Rings provides us with a roadmap of how to prepare and execute the thru hike of your life. Frodo and Sam were truly the original thru hikers. I created this infographic to show the parallels in their journey and modern day thru hiking.


Posted by Jonathan

I'm preparing to hike the Pacific Crest Trail starting in April 2016. I currently live in Salt Lake City, Utah and work as a marketing consultant. Lately I've been watching a lot of "Cheers" and think Coach might be the funniest character of all time.


  1. Hahaha this is amazing! Nice work!


    1. Thanks Katja! Happy trails! – Jonathan


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