I am attempting to hike the Calendar Year Triple Crown, which means I am hiking the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail all within January to Decmeber of the same year.
I have real-time mapping tracking my progress, as well as (ir)regular blog posts about my adventures. Live vicariously through me or let my journey inspire you to act upon your dreams.
Huge cave found north of Hondo, Texas. Never before explored. Massive formations.
Cave discovery went viral with thousands of shares, countless views, front page headline news, and featured on Texas Public Radio.
Join three intrepid cavers as we try to discover why two million bats mysteriously disappeared from Devil's Sinkhole.
Don't miss the descent video and the amazing photographs of this 130-foot pit through the ceiling of a football-field-sized cavern.
For the first time in over 50 years, new passages were discovered at Natural Bridge Caverns. Pristine passages with huge formations and amazing colors. A must see!
Follow my step-by-step guide to convert your existing vertical system into another. You can even to do it at the base of a climb just before you ascend.
Follow my progress in real time as I hike the Appalachian Trail (AT), Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and Continental Divide Trail (CDT). I am attempting the Calendar Year Triple Crown where I hike all three trails from January to December in the same year.
You can even message me directly from the map, and I will receive it on the trail!
Lee White made a historic climb of Dome Pit in Natural Bridge Caverns and discovered the first new passage in Natural Bridge in over 50 years. We documented that climb with drones flying in the cave as he climbed, in-cave video interviews, and great photos of that expedition and of the amazing passage and colorful formations found beyond.
My customized vertical system that allows easy switching among Frog, Rope Walker, Mitchell, and Texas systems, complete with diagrams and detailed assembly and sizing instructions.
Geary Schindel wanted the Bexar Grotto‘s HydroGeo committee to secretly give him $5,000. When we refused, he falsely accused us of misappropriation of funds, fraud, and laundering money. He then used those false accusations to threaten us with attorneys.
I refused to be intimidated. Instead, I compiled the facts and exposed Geary Schindel’s treachery and lies.
I finally had to replace my shoes. Most shoes only last 500 miles on the AT. I got 1,500 miles. Unfortunately, due to pinch blisters, I need a very specific shoe.
Less Than 500 Miles to Katahdin
Less than 500 miles to Mount Katahdin. Just crossed into New Hampshire. 12 states down, just 2 more to complete the Appalachian Trail. Unfortunately, the Whites in New Hampshire are probably the toughest section.
Why did a trail designer decide that the best route for hikers carrying a 40-pound backpack is to go up/down this rock using a 24-foot aluminum extension ladder?
Did I recently say 4 states left? Bye bye, Massachusetts. Hello, Vermont! Only 3 states left now to finish the Appalachian Trail.
10 States Down, 4 to Go
10 states down, 4 more to go. I’m at just over 600 miles remaining to finish hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Weight Loss on the Appalachian Trail
Some people lose weight while hiking the Appalachian Trail. Some people stay the same weight. Some people even gain weight. I lost 18 pounds (8.2 kg) and 2 inches (5 cm) on my waist during just the first month hiking the Appalachian Trail. Here is how I managed to stop losing weight and even gain a little back while hiking 20+ miles per day.