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My name is Jonah Boyer, and I am a 19 year old long-distance backpacker, writer, musician, and photographer from Maryland. From August of 2012 to July of 2013, I walked roughly 4300 miles from Atlantic to Pacific, loosely following the American Discovery Trail, with my guitar, my camera , and my journal to keep me company. As of April 16th, 2014 I am currently on the Pacific Crest Trail, which runs high in the mountains through California, Oregon, and Washington. With each new adventure, I strive to learn more about myself, about others, and the world we all live in.


The Pacific Crest Trail crosses through California, Oregon, and Washington, totaling to 2650 miles of walking in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountain Ranges. Unlike the American Discovery Trail, the PCT does not follow roads but is rather a single continuous footpath that winds through some of the most rugged and breathtaking scenery that side of the Mississippi (Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous US, is a day’s hike from the trail). I will have started in Spring 2014 with several hundred fellow hikers intending to complete the entire trail, and will hopefully be among the 60 percent that finish, according to the Pacific Crest Trail Association. Check out the map below to see where I’ll be hiking, and click on the logos to see what companies have sponsored me for 2014!

These companies generously donated gear/ food to me!


And these companies were able to give me a discount on their products!

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107 Responses to

  1. Sean Imetengel

    Hey, Jonah! It’s Sean! I hope you’re doing all right. I saw you made it! We’re proud of you.

    We send our love from the good ole MO! :D

  2. Jake Edwards

    Hey dude! hope everything is going well! everyone back at liberty is still reppin dudetrek and keeping you in our thoughts as always! hope you get to cross some stuff off your resolution list,stay safe my dude!

  3. Brandon

    Hey Jonah, it was good seeing you last Friday. Glad to see you’re healthy and still going strong. Good luck on the rest of your journey!
    Brandon (the guy in that band)

  4. John

    I am really glad Jonah was able to have a great Thanksgiving weekend. Thanks to great people like Kristen, a friend of mine from high school, and her husband Tim, for picking Jonah up and getting him to the bus. Also to my work wife (and a great friend) Barb’s sister Dotty for getting Jonah back to the trail. Thanks also to Brett, Nancy, Rebecca and Jess for getting Josh and Jonah back to Chicago and feeding them breakfast. I am really lucky to have great friends who are willing to help Jonah. And of course thanks to my sister and my family for celebrating the holiday with the boys and reminding them of their weird and wonderful heritage.

  5. Ali Ahmed

    Jonah! We miss you back here in Cincinnati !!
    Be safe and keep in touch!

    From all of us, your xavier university fam.

  6. Bambi Poore

    Hey Jonah, how are you doing? We have been wondeing about you at the Fairview Holiness Church here in Glouster Ohio. We have been praying for you and your safe journey. Hope to read a post soon as to where you are at. Please be safe, and GOD Bless My Friend…. Bambi ” )

  7. red

    Here is a story on the dude Let me know where you are. Your on the front page.

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