My name is Forty Two. During the summer of 2012, I took a stroll through my backyard, Vermont, along the 272-mile Long Trail. I figured it would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but when I reached the Massachusetts border, four weeks later, I knew I needed to do it all again. In July of 2013 I took a plane ride to the west coast and meandered my way through 211 miles of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, via The John Muir Trail. Somewhere in the middle of those big, sexy granite domes, I realized I wasn’t hiking my last long-distance hike. I spent the following winter researching The Colorado Trail, a journey that would be the final installment of an epic trilogy. In July of 2014 I traversed 483-miles of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and had the new best time of my life. You see, walking through mountains for days on end is addictive, kind of like pizza, only much, much worse. During the summer of 2015, I’m going to have one more experience of a lifetime, as I hike from Mexico to Canada along the 2,655-mile Pacific Crest Trail. I’ll do my best to keep this little blog updated, so hit the subscribe button in the menu above and follow me down the magical rabbit hole of long-distance hiking. It’s going to be an awesome ride.