Adam Ryan

Hi. I'm Griz. I have bilateral optic neuritis and have less than 5% of my visual field remaining. My passion is hiking. Over the course of 2015-16' I completed hiking the Appalachian trail. This year, I have my sights set even higher. I'll be hiking the PCT!

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Wrightwood to Agua Dulce

Wrightwood to Agua Dulce

Wrightwood is a small town north of Cajon Pass with a population of only 4525. Despite the small size, it is a BIG hiker town. Within minutes of

May 20, 2017 : Adam Ryan
And so it starts

And so it starts

I have been on the Pacific Crest Trail for a week now and have covered 110 miles. Thus far, the hike has been beyond my expectations. The desert is

Apr 20, 2017 : Adam Ryan
Gratitude and Goals

Gratitude and Goals

  ¬† ¬†Some people dream of houses, cars, and a life of extravagance. I am not one of them. I dream of living in a place with no plumbing, where

Feb 28, 2017 : Adam Ryan
HItchcock and High Class Hickin

HItchcock and High Class Hickin

Hitchcock Bird A chipmunk jumped from a low branch and scurried across the trail. I made chipmunk like squeaking noises in its direction and it

Jun 28, 2016 : Adam Ryan
Slug, Rocks, Ninja skills, and MORE Rocks

Slug, Rocks, Ninja skills, and MORE Rocks

It's been a long wait, but I'm finally back on the trail. It's been four days and I've only made it 34.5 miles. My trail legs are toothpicks.

Jun 8, 2016 : Adam Ryan
Sponsors and Charities

Sponsors and Charities

There's no getting around it. Thru hiking is expensive. Gear, food, and hostels can set you back thousands of dollars. Add those expenses up with

May 27, 2016 : Adam Ryan
My Living List (Gear)

My Living List (Gear)

Whether you are a past, present, or aspiring thru hiker we all have two things in common, our love for the outdoors and our obsession with gear.

Apr 23, 2016 : Adam Ryan
Waiting for Family (a note to the class of 2016)

Waiting for Family (a note to the class of 2016)

As many of you are en route to Springer to begin one of the most epic adventures of your lives, I sit patiently in Pennsylvania waiting for you to

Mar 4, 2016 : Adam Ryan
Ramen, 40’s, and “That Love”

Ramen, 40’s, and “That Love”

The first half of the A.T. was a new experience for me. It was my first long distance hike and I was NOT used to packing lightweight nutritious food.

Feb 23, 2016 : Adam Ryan
Thanking Our Angels

Thanking Our Angels

There are many things that will bring a smile to your face on the trail. The rolling hills, stunning vistas, and REAL silence all stimulate our

Feb 12, 2016 : Adam Ryan