Introducing “Quick and Dirty Hiking Guides”

On July 22, 2017, Paul “Mags” Magnanti and I became hiking guidebook authors (woohoo!). Specifically we released the first two books in the Quick and Dirty Hiking Guide series. They are titled, 12 Classic Hikes in Colorado and 12 Classic … Continue reading

Blood Mountain

On this day four years ago, I finished the longest journey of my hiking life. A 14,300 mile, almost eighteen month odyssey called the 12 Long Walks. I had planned to end my trip at the Appalachian Trail’s southern terminus … Continue reading

Ouachita Trail

The Ouachita National Scenic Trail is a 223 mile pathway that winds its way through the Ouachita (pronounced wa-she-ta) mountains of Oklahoma and Arkansas. Relatively little-known outside of the US long distance hiking community, it is a non-motorized single track … Continue reading

12 Long Walks Overview Map

July 2, 2011 to December 28, 2012……………..14,302 miles, 29 states, 4 provinces, 28 pairs of shoes…………..I originally planned on having the 12 Long Walks overview map ready in June……………2011……………timing never was my strong suit. Big thanks to Brian “Beardoh” Ristola … Continue reading

Ouachita Trail Journal

Distance: 223 miles (359 km) Time: 7.5 days (1/28/2012 – 2/4/2012) Daily Average: 29.7 miles (47.8 km) Start: Pinnacle Mtn. State Park Finish: Talimena State Park Highlights: Pinnacle mountain Summit: Funnily enough this spot isn’t even on the official OT, but … Continue reading