Hi! I’m Henry, aka Righteous. After years of summer backpacking trips and a few seasons working in the backcountry for a trail organization along the AT, I completed a SOBO thru hike of the AT in 2013. In 2017, I hit the trail again and hiked the PCT and AZT (both SOBO) back to back. I’m always plotting more adventures, including long-distance bikepacking routes.
Environmental factors can have a significant impact on how much you'll enjoy a hike. That's as true of day hikes as it is for thru-hikes. Sometimes
"Oh, you're going the opposite way!" O RLY? I can't tell you how much this phrase began to grate on my nerves over the 2,650-mile trip from
A Slow Restart Tim dropped us back at Sandy Seep, and we continued on the Equestrian Bypass out of Flagstaff. Walnut Canyon was a scenic but
"No food on the bus." Per Bear looked at the bus driver, then down at the remaining half of his Nutella wrap. Then back to the bus driver. Then he
Champagne lap. That's what I had begun jokingly calling a thru-hike attempt on the Arizona Trail. After the PCT, Arizona's 800 miles sounded like
After Red Bull Rampage. As an admitted mountain bike junkie, I had my face plastered to the window staring in awe at the cliff walls that riders were
I wasn't at my finest leaving Julian. There was a stitch in my side and saliva was turning to glue in my mouth. My feet were throbbing in shoes that
For some reason, arriving in Wrightwood flipped a switch for me. Mexico is right there, I started telling myself. Just don't get hurt, and you're
I mentioned at the end of my first pack had taken a beating. I've had several fantastic customer service interactions with Osprey in the past.