Hiking the Trail was started several years ago to chronicle my Appalachian Trail thru hike in spring of 2013.

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After having to come off the AT the blog has morphed into a resource for hikers as well as a place for me to share my adventures.

My Basecamp

When I started HikingTheTrail.com I was living in Kansas City and have since moved to southern Arizona.

My History

I grew up in the outdoors in the Boy Scouts of America. I achieved the highest rank of Eagle and continued to active outdoors. I attended university where I completed a degree in web design and development. I worked in the web design field for nearly 10 years before becoming burnt out and needed a hobby so I focused on hiking and backpacking again. Now I am using my web design and development talents in the outdoor industry.

The outdoor community of Social Media blogging.

Over the several years of running my social media accounts and blogs I have met both virtually and in real life hundreds of amazing people. A huge change from the dog eat dog world of social media and design “gurus” I had become accustom too. I have been very fortunate to have been given several opportunities to take my blogging and social media skills to the next level. One of those is being selected as a Columbia Sportswear #omniten blogger.

Having met all of these awesome people and being able to experience some awesome opportunities I have been able to push myself personally, professionally, and physically by truly amazing people.

I want to thank you for allowing me to tell my story on your blog and wish that everyone gets out into the outdoors as often as they can and enjoy what is out there.

Happy Trails.


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