Lint Bunting

When not drinking beer and burning wooden pallets down by the river, Lint spends his time on the long distance trails in North America. His life revolves around long distance backpacking, or ‘thru’ hikes as they are known. Thus far he has completed end-to-end hikes of the Ice Age Trail, Appalachian Trail (twice), Pacific Crest Trail (thrice), Continental Divide Trail (twice) Arizona and Colorado Trails. This adds up to somewhere around 20,000 miles, but who’s really counting? Many more hikes are planned, since he cannot find anything better to do with his time other than walk thousands of miles across this continent.

While definitely not a traditional athlete, his average daily mileage hovers between 30 and 40, depending on how many times he gets distracted by a particularly interesting view or shady spot to rest. Lint is affectionately known as ‘hiker trash’ in the world of long distance backpacking, and if you ever meet him he’ll probably be hungry and in need of a bath.

Home: Ashland, Oregon

Website: www.LintHikes.com

Outdoor Organization Involvement: Lifetime Member at Pacific Crest Trail Association

Current Plans: Another thru hike of the Appalachian Trail? Maybe the Pacific Northwest Trail? We shall see what the winter snow levels bring us.

Favorite Training Grounds:  Ashland is surrounded my miles of trails, and I play on them all.