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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

Read, scroll, watch, listen, enjoy at your leisure, sign up for the email list, and when I hit the trail again (next big adventure starts January 2020), make sure to follow along and support me. Peace and Love!


126 Responses to

  1. 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!

  2. 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

  4. Kenneth Anderson

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. Honey Bear

    The man!

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Ted

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

  12. 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! 🙂

  13. Julie Myers

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

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