Joseph Gonzalez

My name is Joe (he/him) - but you might know be as Mr. Overhill. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in 2016, I thru hiked the PCT. Since then I have hiked numerous long trails, including the AT, AZT, Tahoe Rim Trail, Wonderland, and more. In my passion to live adventurously, and get others to live adventurously as well, I've dedicated myself to a career in Adventure Travel. Whether guiding travelers up Half Dome, or designing custom itineraries in North America, I am at my best when empowering others to get outside. My professional and recreational pursuits are intended to help bring awareness to the need to preserve wild places and our environment for generations to come.

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CDT Days 84-99: Northern Montana

CDT Days 84-99: Northern Montana

Johnson Lake to Helena The Northern Montana section of the CDT began with a 1,200 ft. climb on day 84. It brought us to Warren Lake, which for my

Sep 21, 2022 : Joseph Gonzalez
CDT Days 71-83: Idaho and Southern Montana

CDT Days 71-83: Idaho and Southern Montana

Idaho Border to Lima I woke on day 71 along the Mack's Inn Alternate, which would take me through the community of Island Park instead of West

Sep 1, 2022 : Joseph Gonzalez
CDT Days 52-70: Wyoming

CDT Days 52-70: Wyoming

Encampment to Rawlins On the morning of 6/30/22 rain pounded my tent. The rhythm of the precipitation lulled me into a sense of

Jul 29, 2022 : Joseph Gonzalez
CDT Days 23-51: Colorado

CDT Days 23-51: Colorado

Chama to Pagosa Springs On the morning of 6/1/22 the owner of the hotel in Chama drove me and some other hikers up to the pass. We

Jul 2, 2022 : Joseph Gonzalez
CDT Days 1-22: New Mexico

CDT Days 1-22: New Mexico

  It all started with a flight to Tucson. My partner and I enjoyed a weekend of some of the best Mexican food the US has to offer.

Jun 4, 2022 : Joseph Gonzalez
How to Eat an Elephant – Preparing for the CDT

How to Eat an Elephant – Preparing for the CDT

BEHOLD: my stuff One bite at a time. Not that I would ever eat an elephant, even if I could - I am vegetarian. I first heard of this while

May 4, 2022 : Joseph Gonzalez
Why I Hike: The Existential Hunger

Why I Hike: The Existential Hunger

Terminus photos for PCT, AT, and AZT Deconstructing the Hierarchy of Needs If weekend backpacking is getting your learner's permit, then thru

Apr 1, 2022 : Joseph Gonzalez
Hiker Intro: From Under Hills and Over Hills my Path has Led

Hiker Intro: From Under Hills and Over Hills my Path has Led

In a Hole in the Ground Lived a Hiker Northern Terminus of the PCT My hiking interest started long before thru hiking the PCT in 2016. I grew up

Mar 24, 2022 : Joseph Gonzalez