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!