Righteous

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.

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Southbounding the PCT, Part Three: Environmental Truths

Southbounding the PCT, Part Three: Environmental Truths

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

May 12, 2018 : Righteous
Southbounding the PCT, Part Two: Setting Off

Southbounding the PCT, Part Two: Setting Off

May 2, 2018 : Righteous
Southbounding the PCT, Part One: Who, How, and Why

Southbounding the PCT, Part One: Who, How, and Why

"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

Apr 26, 2018 : Righteous
Shit Gets Real and Challenges Mount on the AZT

Shit Gets Real and Challenges Mount on the AZT

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

Apr 22, 2018 : Righteous
Kaibab to Coconino on Forest Roads

Kaibab to Coconino on Forest Roads

"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

Mar 30, 2018 : Righteous
Punishment and Reward. Welcome to the Arizona Trail.

Punishment and Reward. Welcome to the Arizona Trail.

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

Mar 10, 2018 : Righteous
On to Arizona, by Way of Zion

On to Arizona, by Way of Zion

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

Mar 2, 2018 : Righteous
Experiencing Every Inch: Canada to Mexico on the PCT

Experiencing Every Inch: Canada to Mexico on the PCT

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

Feb 15, 2018 : Righteous
Making Tracks to Mexico: A PCT SOBO’s Final Chapter

Making Tracks to Mexico: A PCT SOBO’s Final Chapter

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

Feb 15, 2018 : Righteous
Through the Mojave Heat as Mexico Looms Ahead

Through the Mojave Heat as Mexico Looms Ahead

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.

Jan 25, 2018 : Righteous