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My name is Jonah Boyer, and I am a 20 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. In 2014, I hiked 1017 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail between April 16th and June 13th, 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.


Thanks to these companies for generously donating gear/ food to me!


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

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109 Responses to

  1. Gene and Casandra

    Jonah, How is it going? It’s Gene and Cassandra. We met you at the Kennedy Meadow little outpost! Great site you have… Been thinking about you and your trek!

  2. Alexandra O'Brien

    Jonahh!! We miss you we are keeping an update on the community board of your whereabouts :)

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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)

  6. 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.

  7. Ali Ahmed

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

    From all of us, your xavier university fam.

  8. 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 ” )

  9. red

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

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