Backpacking is probably my favorite activity - I love venturing into nature, often on my own. Below find some trips I have been on in the last few years.


    Te Araroa

    The Te Araroa is a long-distance trail traversing the length of New Zealand, from the northernmost point on the North Island (Cape Reinga) to the southernmost point on the South Island (Bluff). It is about 3000 km (1860 mi) long, and involves some road walking, kayaking, and more! I’m starting my trip in mid-November. I’m updating my latest location in the map below and hope to give weekly updates. .

    Haute Randonnée Pyrénéenne (HRP)

    The HRP is a high route traversing the Pyrenees from the Atlantic ocean to the Mediterranean sea (or vice versa). Unlike the GR10 (France) and GR11 (Spain) the route stays close to the crest of the range along the French-Spanish border. While only a few sections are off-trail, the trail is pretty rugged at times and due to the elevation gain of 160k ft over 450 miles, daily progress is comparatively slow.

    Great Divide Trail

    Starting in June 2022, I will attempt the third ever yoyo of the Great Divide Trail, and the second with a June 1 start. Stay tuned here for updates on my progress as well as background on the trail, planning and logistics. It will involve quite a bit of snowshoeing as well.


    Yosemite High Route

    In August 2021, I hiked the Yosemite High Route together with two friends. We had fantastic weather, got through with no major injuries, and had a blast. I’m not going to cover too much about the route itself, as Andrew Skurka’s website and guide are incredibly useful - please buy the guide! As standard for off-trail routes, I am not providing any maps or GPX files.

    Gates of the Arctic

    In June 2021, I spent some time in the Brooks Range with Andrew Skurka’s guiding company.