Wild and Scenic Film Festival!

By |December 16th, 2013|Current, ODT|0 Comments

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival has selected “Sage Steppes” as one of their movies for 2014! I’m excited that the Oregon Desert Trail will have a chance to reach people all across the country. I hope you all have a chance to get out and see the Wild and Scenic Film Fest when it comes to your town. The movie line up for 2014 looks fantastic!

Thanks to Wahoo Films for a great video

Oregon Desert Trail Movie Released

By |November 2nd, 2013|2013 posts, Current, ODT|0 Comments

ONDA and Wahoo Films released the movie they made about the Oregon Desert Trail and my 2013 summer hike.

The creation of this movie added quite a bit of work & complexity to my hike this summer and it is nice to see the end result. I hope it inspires people to come check out the mostly ignored eastern side of Oregon!

Check out the MOVIE here

Sage Celebrates 10,000 trail miles

By |August 28th, 2013|2013 posts, Current, ODT|Comments Off on Sage Celebrates 10,000 trail miles


On June 5th, 2013 I set out from my door in Bend, Oregon for a grand adventure. By the time I reached the Snake river and the Idaho boarder on the 11th of July I had covered 845 miles by foot and pedal, and stepped across my 10,000th thru-hike mile. It is hard to say exactly where mile 10,000 happened, probably in the upper West Little Owyhee River. When I think back to my very first three miles of thru-hiking, hauling myself out of Albuquerque up to the soaring heights of the Sandia Crest on the Grand Enchantment Trail, I realize now I had stepped onto a new path in life. I found something that made my soul sing at the same time it made the soles of my feet hurt with gut wrenching pain. 10,000 miles later my foot soles still throb at the end of each trail day, but my soul is rocking out more than ever to the rhythm of the routes. I am in love with long trails, creative routes, and the feeling I get when traveling over landscapes day after day. I am endlessly grateful to have had the opportunity to walk these miles, and I hope to be lucky enough to wander over another 10,000 or more- there are so many places to visit!

Thank you to all those wonderful people and places I have met along the way, though I was alone for most of my miles I always felt supported.