All posts 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.


HWB in the Huffington Post

I had a great time talking with Linda from the Huffington Post this morning and loved her article on our time thus far on the PCT. Read on as she is more eloquent than I am… Read Here

/ May 11, 2016

Trail Name: Wiki

For those unfamiliar to trail life, on of the fun parts is getting a trail name. Here is a small list of some of the people I have met on the trail in the last two weeks: Walks With Whiskey...

/ May 11, 2016

I’ve crossed the 100 mile mark

They say most people drop out in the first 100 miles. Well, I’m at 109 so I’m in good company. The last stretch started at Scissors Crossing (mile 77) with us hitching back from Julian to the PCT. My good...

/ May 6, 2016

Mt Laguna to Julian

Carrying a bag the size of three toddlers seems to be the difference between hiking and backpacking. Throughout the day I find myself often thinking about how I could cut weight off the bag somehow. “Maybe I don’t need a...

/ May 3, 2016

The first twenty miles

The desert is glorious and beautiful. We left the fence in the morning were greeted by the continuous smell of exotic glowers and a mist that cooled us as we hiked.  Within the first mile I knew I had overpacked...

/ April 30, 2016

It Starts Tomorrow

I flew in to San Diego yesterday after a mess if a morning trying to clean everything and make sure that I had packed everything that I needed. I had been staying with my parents to save money for the...

/ April 26, 2016
Mountain House Granola with Milk and Blueberries

My Gear: Mountain House Granola with Milk and Blueberries

Mountain House Granola with Milk and Blueberries jumped on my radar this morning. As of today, I have only fifteen days left until I start hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. My last group of gear to get dialed in is...

/ April 11, 2016
sea to summit aeros premium pillow

My Gear: Sea To Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

“When you touch my weary head And you tell me everything will be all right You say, “Use my body for your bed And my love will keep you warm throughout the night” Well I’ll never be a stranger and...

/ February 17, 2016

My Gear: Vasque 340 Inhaler II Low Hiking Shoes

So one of the most important pieces of gear has been scratched off my list as I recieved my new pair of Vasque Inhaler II’s today in the mail.. In interest of full disclosure, I am part of the 2016...

/ January 28, 2016

Infographic: Frodo and Sam – The Original Thru Hikers

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...

/ January 6, 2016