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Me at the top of Forester Pass on the PCT in 2014My 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 the Appalachian 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.

 


 

DUDETREK ADVENTURES

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)

Dudetrek USA


119 Responses to

  1. 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.

  2. Honey Bear

    The man!

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Ted

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

  7. 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! :-)

  8. Julie Myers

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

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