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 (twice), Continental Divide and Colorado Trails. This adds up to somewhere around 14,000 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 the high 20′s and low 30′s, 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: Portland, Oregon
Outdoor Organization Involvement: Lifetime Member at Pacific Crest Trail Association
Current Plans: On April 4th, 2013 I finished hiking the 800 mile Arizona Trail, and will be setting out for my third PCT hike in late May.
Favorite Training Grounds: The Columbia River Gorge, just 20 minutes from Portland Oregon, provides a vast array of hiking trails to get muddy on. There are WAY more epic areas to hike in Oregon, but the proximity of the Gorge has me out there often.