About 2,179 Miles
Thanks for stopping by my Long Distance Adventure Journal 2,179 Mile Journey featuring my 2011 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail and other forthcoming adventures. My hope is that you will enjoy, and perhaps learn from, my experiences in the wilderness. Check back for information on outdoor gear, local hikes, and entertaining stories about my thru-hike.
My name is Sam and I currently live in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I graduated from the University of Florida in December of 2010 and shortly thereafter embarked on my 4.5 month Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Since 2007, I have worked as a whitewater river guide, Wilderness EMT, and most recently a paramedic. In the coming years, I hope to take my experiences in the wilderness and medical training overseas to work as a missionary medic.