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Me at the top of Forester Pass on the PCT in 2014My name is Jonah Boyer, and I am a 24 year old adventure blogger and musician. Since Fall of 2012, I have hiked over 10,000 miles during my 2012-2013 Walk Across America, my 2014 section hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), my 2015 thru-hikes of the Florida Overseas Heritage Trail (FOHT), the Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST), the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT), plus a season as a ski bum at Big Sky Resort in Montana, a bunch of hikes and whitewater rafting in and around Moab, Utah, a rambling adventure through New Zealand, and a stint of sea kayaking on Lake Superior in the Bay of Islands out of Bayfield, Wisconsin. 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, regardlessof form or scale

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How to read the Maze Maps:

Clicking on the map above will bring you to, where you can see the map above on many base layers (like google maps, USGS topos, satellite, etc. Click on the “Open in Caltopo” link, then check out the bar at the top right of the map and lick “satellite +1”, to open the dropdown menu, then again on “satellite to change the base layer) and you can play around with many views of my route. The blue line is my ride into camp once I get off highway 24. The purple lines are my hiking routes, and you can hover over them to embolden the lines and see the directional arrows that show which way I’m going, though there is some overlap. Click on the routes and click again on “profile” to see the elevation profile on each route. All of my routes will start at my base camp at Twin Corral Box Canyon, where I will leave my motorcycle and all of my resupplies. The first route I will do is the loop titled Horseshoe/ Millard Canyon, which includes a day of paddling down the green river, and will go in a clockwise direction. The route will likely be between 100-120 miles and I expect it to take 7-8 days. When I get back to camp after each route, I will resupply from my motorcycle before heading back out. The second route is titled “MAZE” and consists of short hike down North Trail Canyon to Elaterite Basin, over “The Gap”, and down into South Fork Horse Canyon towards the Green River, around Pete’s Mesa, and on the ridge to the east of Jasper Canyon, down Water Canyon to the Doll House, a loop of Surprise Valley, then down into Ernie’s Country with an out and back to Sunken Valley behind the giant Toreva block at rapid 15 in Cataract Canyon, up Wide Valley, Sweet Alice Canyon, over Land of Standing Rocks, down Pictograph Fork, all the way to Horse Canyon, back up to the top, North Trail again back to camp. The route will likely be between 120-135 miles and I expect it to take 8-9 days. The third route is titled “happy Canyon/Maze and has me dropping into French Spring Canyon, then following an arm of Happy Canyon, up to the top, back down the flint trail, then the Golden Stairs, to Ernie’s Country and up Sand Tank Canyon, up to the Land of Standing Rocks, to the Chocolate Drops, crossing pictograph fork up to the top of Pete’s Mesa, down the Northeast side, and along the bench above the Green River all the way to Bonita Bend, across the Millard Canyon Benches and back to North Trail Canyon and camp. This route will likely be between 120-135 miles and I expect it to take 8-9 days. If you;d like to see where I am, and where I’ve been already, check the map below. And if that embedded map doesn’t work, click on the link above the caltopo map and go to the Spot Device site to get the most recent updates. Looking forward to getting out there, and providing a thorough trip report upon my return. Much love.

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Walk Across America 2012-2013 (4,300 miles)

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail 2014 (1,000 miles)

Florida National Scenic Trail 2015 (1,300 miles)

Appalachian National Scenic Trail 2015 (2,200 miles)

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124 Responses to

  1. 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

  3. Kenneth Anderson

    River rafting – octogenarian with 5 kids October 9, 2016. How goes it? Let’s reconnect!

  4. Christina Terrell

    Was reading on another forum about oyur pans to hike thru Yellowstone. I know that you ended up not doing it, but do you still have your map you were working on? im going in late may and i would LOVE to see/use it for reference… thanks 🙂

    • Quiet_Earp

      Sure! Don’t have access to it right now because I’m traveling but if you send me your email address I will make a note of it and send it to you when I can!

  5. Jackie York

    Jonah, we met you today at canyonlands national park visitors center. We greatly enjoyed talking with you and wish you much luck in your quest to see the world. We’ll look forward to your updates.
    The Yorks from Virigina.

  6. Honey Bear

    The man!

  7. Vonnie Waffle

    Great to meet you again at Woody Gap this week, Quiet Erp. I guess you are all done on the AT now. Congratulations. I have been engrossed in your website and the tales of your adventures and am in awe of your life choices to date. So impressive you chose a different path so young. Look forward to reading about your next walk. Cheers, Drop Bear

  8. J Hartman

    It was awesome meeting you and chatting about the William pen shelter while visiting the top of the N Carolina/Tennessee border. My husband and I are so inspired after talking with you about your adventures. Please always continue to share your story and future adventures. God bless you as you finish out Tennessee and enter into the home stretch of Georgia
    – the Hartman’s

  9. Libby

    Very earnestly: what do you do about snakes and other potentially dangerous animals/reptiles? And how do you fund walks?

    Keep on rockin out.

    • Quiet_Earp

      Snakes and other reptiles are generally a non-issue, but it is important to be mindful of them while walking. Sleeping in a hammock works well at night. Large predatory animals and insects are usually the ones to be most cautious about, but are easily avoided/managed with a well-chosen campsite, the right gear (bear canister, headnet…) and the knowledge of what to do if confronted.

      The trick to funding is simple: save more and spend less. I will typically work for 6-9 months to save enough for a 6 month trip, where my largest and sometimes only cost is food

  10. Ted

    Much love from Atlantic beach, it was good running into you at springfest, keep being you man, much love -Ted and alex

  11. Donnita Harmon

    Hey Jonah – keep up the hard work! You dad is right – you inspire us all to never give up! Keep smiling and stay positive! 🙂

  12. Julie Myers

    Keep going Jonah! Keep your chin up and enjoy each day! You are an inspiration!

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