I was born and raised in Front Royal, Virginia. I attended Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia and received a degree in Environmental Studies. I am now exploring the west, and I've have worked seasonal jobs in Alaska, Utah, and Montana. Currently I am living in Mammoth Lakes, California and exploring the Eastern Sierra. I do lots of skiing in the winter and then backpacking and trail running in the summer. I completed the AT in 2014 and PCT in 2016, this summer my brother and I are taking to the CDT to finish my triple crown. On trail I go by Top Nach.
May 16th 16 miles Well we did eventually make it out of pie town after pie for breakfast and some more chores were completed. We headed out on a
May 10 We set out early and hiked at the sun rose. Eventually we ended up back in the canyon with wet feet. The canyon looked a lot different the
May 5th to May 9th We did a 12 mile afternoon after spending just enough time in Lordsburg. The hike north of that town was brutal. A few miles of
Well, we are doing it. Oftentimes I giggle and smile to myself when I realize we are out here hiking the CDT. A trail I have read about for years.
Here is my final pack list for the CDT. I might have to add some winter gear for the San Juans and I might get rid of some pieces if I see fit. My
Well, well, well. My brother and I finally made it to Lordsburg, N.M. I thought I was due for a little update. Tomorrow morning we are catching the
At the end of March my brother and I took a couple extra days off from work to head down to Death Valley for a shakedown, or practice, trip. Driving
Of Whom Are You Speaking? My 4 best friends on the trail will be my pack, my tent, my sleeping bag, and my sleeping pad. If everything goes to plan
I’ve done a lot of preparation for my hikes. I enjoy it. The research and planning for me takes about as long as the actual hike. Learning and
1. To Finish My Triple Crown When I set out on the AT many years ago I didn’t realize where that trail would take me. It not only took me to Maine,