Tide Walker

I've been ruined for normal existence ever since thru-hiking the AT in 2011. I find that I am never fully satisfied with life so I am always looking for a new challenge, adventure, or goal to work towards. Add my tendency for self-suffering and you've got the makes of a long distance hiker, cyclist, and rower. I've lived and worked all across the country, thru-hiked the Long Trail, Camino, and Annapurna Circuit, biked the Natchez Trace and sections of the Arizona Trail, and am currently rowing the Mississippi River from source to sea. Recently I was privileged to work as an AT ridge runner for the '16 season. My name is Tide Walker and I hope to see you out on the trail. To follow my adventures you can check out my website, www.whereintheworldissara.com

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5 Tasty Reasons to Hike the Camino de Santiago

5 Tasty Reasons to Hike the Camino de Santiago

We thru-hike to eat, and to eat whatever we want. Not that I have to twist your arm to want to hike the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route across

Jun 3, 2018 : Tide Walker
Camino de Santiago: Luxurious Long-Distance Hiking

Camino de Santiago: Luxurious Long-Distance Hiking

Never thought you’d see luxury and long-distance hiking in the same sentence, did you? Don’t think you have what it takes to go without a shower for

May 31, 2018 : Tide Walker
Tips for Being Greener on Your Thru-Hike

Tips for Being Greener on Your Thru-Hike

As the countdown to your hike ticks closer, keep a few of these environmentally friendly suggestions in mind, as you go on your shakedown hike or

Mar 7, 2018 : Tide Walker
Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner: Frequently Asked Questions

Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner: Frequently Asked Questions

As a ridgerunner you answer the same questions over and over — it’s part of the job. I recall the questions I received during my 2016 summer as a

Jan 8, 2018 : Tide Walker
Growth Through Failure on the Arizona Trail

Growth Through Failure on the Arizona Trail

I remember vividly the moment when I first learned about the Arizona Trail. I had just moved to Flagstaff for grad school and was at the local

Nov 20, 2017 : Tide Walker
Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner: Dream Job or Not?

Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner: Dream Job or Not?

Short answer? No. I wouldn’t call it a dream job unless your life calling involves shoveling other people’s feces. Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather

Oct 30, 2017 : Tide Walker