The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is a 2190+ mile footpath that travels through 14 states between its southern terminus on Springer Mountain in Georgia and its northern terminus on Katahdin in Maine. Hiking the entire trail in one year is known as a thru-hike. Only 1 in 4 who set out to complete this monumental task succeed. Many others section hike it in smaller segments over the years. As of 2020, approximately 21,553 people have completed the entire trail. 

On March 19, 2017 I set out to hike the AT as one continuous footpath. Officially, I completed 2028 miles in 2017 and finished the remaining 162 miles in May of 2018. Over the course of 9 months I hiked through snow, sleet, rain, streams, bogs, forests, fields, and over mountains as I walked across eastern America. In all, I spent over 200 nights in the outdoors.

During my journey I came across many unique individuals that have influenced my life. One such individual is the amazing woman who is the subject of many of my photographs. Together we hiked across America and today we continue to adventure across the planet. This journey served as the inspiration for the person and creative I am today. To see more check out my first artistic project, Appalachian Wanderland.

The portfolio below is a combination of passion and growth. Many of the images were taken during my original hike of the AT with my very first camera, a Nikon D5500 kit camera. I have since moved to professional grade Sony mirrorless cameras and lenses. They are now the tools I use to capture the trail that changed everything in my life. As often as I can, I revisit the AT with the goal of completing the trail once again in sections.

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