My name is Jonah Boyer, and I am a 21 year old adventure blogger and musician. Since Fall of 2012, I have hiked over 8,800 miles during my 2012-2013 Walk Across America, my 2014 section hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and my 2015 thru-hikes of the Florida Overseas Heritage Trail(FOHT), the Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST), and theAppalachian National Scenic Trail (AT). This year’s hike on the AT was a special one, as I hiked the whole trail with one of my best friends and first-time thru-hiker, James Stankewicz. We have learned, and will continue to learn many things from our shared adventure. In 2016, we plan to hike Te Araroa in New Zealand- a 3,000 kilometer (1,864 miles) walking track on both islands that provides one with a natural, cultural, and historic experience of life as a Kiwi. Most people spend 5 months tramping through some of the most geologically and biologically diverse places in the world. Seeing as the Southern Hemisphere has their summer between December and March, we plan to start in November at Cape Reinga in the North and hike South towards Bluff. With each new adventure, I strive to become stronger, smarter, and above all, wiser- in hopes that I may inspire others to break from the status quo and embark on their own adventure, regardless of form or scale.
Every picture, video, blog post, gear review, etc. on Dudetrek.com is free and always will be! But maintaining this blog costs time and money, and though I am quite rich in time, thru-hiking doesn't really pay well (or at all!) and I am by no means financially wealthy. The costs of living out of a backpack are relatively low, but so is my income when I am hiking most of the year. SO, if you enjoy surfing through my website and sharing these experiences with me, please consider contributing a donation of any size or amount and help me continue taking steps towards living my dream