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Hello! My name is Jonah Boyer (AKA Quiet Earp) and this is my travel blog, where I have documented my life’s greatest adventures since 2012. That includes over 10,000 miles of backpacking in the US and New Zealand, whitewater raft guiding, packrafting, trail running, and so much more.

Jamming at Camp in Cataract Canyon on the Colorado River

Next big adventure starts January 2020, when I plan to hike and paddle through nearly every major ecosystem in the United States, the Baja Peninsula, and the Northern Rocky and Appalachian Mountain Ranges in Canada.

Total map for the 7+ year hike

The route. 28,746 miles of walking, 27,163 miles of paddling for a total of 55,909 miles and perhaps 8 years of moving.Here’s a link to the interactive map on

For those who enjoy using digital mapping/GPS files, you can export the GPX or KML file through Caltopo.

Through this adventure, I intend to ask questions about our needs, and how our consumption of resources is impacting our communities and our environment. Take 5-10 minutes and fill out the questionnaire below to answer them for yourself!

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137 Responses to

  1. Mike Honecker

    I’m very excited! And Proud of you LiL Ras!❤✌Stay Golden.

  2. Jeff Cook

    I met this young man as he was traveling through my hometown of Grand Junction, CO. This dude is the shnizit! I immediately felt a kindred spirit. His journey through this life is how all of us should approach it. Free, but caring, Bold but kind.

  3. Darlene Whiting

    Take me with ya! Will be following and learning as you learn.

  4. Michaelle Baker

    Jonah Jonah Jonah. This is quite a trek you have planned for 2020. Can’t wait to see all your pictures and read your amazing stories.

  5. Chris Hillier

    Good luck! Can’t wait to follow along!

  6. Rick stevens

    Good luck, travel safe !
    Never travel when your body is exhausted !

  7. Gin

    When I tried to post a reply to your comment, it disappeared. So I’m posting my reply here on the off chance the other one didn’t go through!

    I’m in Colbran, Colorado, now, about a week and a half from Moab! Would love to meet if you’re still up for that. Would also love to talk directions then (originally my plan was to finish as quickly as possible and cut through central Utah and Nevada, but now I’m considering taking my time more and trying to hit Zion. Not sure of the logistics of that, though, which is where your advice would come in handy! )

    Feel free to email me any time. You can also find me on Facebook under “Virginia Szagola.”


  8. Gin

    Hey Jonah!
    My name’s Gin and I’m walking across America solo at 18-19, as you did all those years ago.

    Just popping by to say hello! 🙂 In part because I went the same route as you did through the last half of Kansas (on Highway 40) and I thought it was incredibly surreal knowing someone else (you!) once did it at my age, fresh out of high school, footloose and fancy-free for the first time. Knowing that I was walking in your footsteps was just lovely. I also stayed with the Dansels in Weskan! (Ironically, the person who put me in touch with them had no idea they had hosted another walker before.) Anyhow, yeah! I’m now in Colorado Springs, slowly chugging along.

    Best wishes,

    • Quiet_Earp

      That’s so awesome! So good you got to meet the Dansels! They are such lovely people and I really do think of them often. I spent Easter with them and got to meet what felt like the whole town at church in the morning, wearing my stinky hiker clothes. You’re going to love the Rockies so much, and when you pass through Moab, UT hit me up! I’m living there until January this year and I’ll make sure to bring you some trail magic! Keep on trekking Gin!

      • Gin

        Hello again! Unfortunately I’ve decided to cut out the loop down to Moab, to save time in the hopes of beating the snow in the Sierras. 🙁 If you’d be up for meeting anywhere else, like Thompson Springs, I’ll pay for lunch. 🙂 Crossing into Utah today.

  9. Angela Loscalzo

    Les and I (Angela) were on your raft today. We were the old folks. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip but enjoyed your stories even more. Good luck in future adventures!


    Great to see an update. Was wondering were you were at. Love reading your adventures. Be Safe Wayne and Gina Fla

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