Lawton “Disco” Grinter is a veteran long-distance hiker and triple crowner having completed end-to-end hikes of the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail and two hikes of the Pacific Crest Trail. In addition to the “Big 3″ he has also hiked the John Muir Trail and Colorado Trail in his 12,000+ miles of long-distance hiking since 1999. He filmed, edited and produced the trail documentary entitled “The Walkumentary” which covered his 2006 southbound Continental Divide Trail hike. His first book, I Hike, was published in 2012.
Home: Denver, CO
Outdoor Organization Involvement: Trail Maintainer at Volunteer Colorado
Favorite Training Ground: Maroon Bells Wilderness, CO – Having a Wilderness Area of this caliber not too far away has provided an amazing high altitude training ground for me. With high passes in the 12,000′ range, this area gets me ready to go for just about any hike I plan to take on.
Current Plans: I will be hiking a 130-mile section of the Hayduke Trail this Spring with a host of weekend backpacks all over Colorado throughout the Summer. P.O.D. and I also plan to spend some time this summer hiking around Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.