Long distance backpacker, author, and noted blogger who was named the Top Hiking and Outdoor Blogger by USA TODAY in 2014.
He referred to himself as a "reformed fat, lazy child." The discovery of endurance sports was a breakthrough for him.
He wrote a book called Appalachian Trials, a work that serves as a psychological guide for those who wish to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, a feat he accomplished in 2011.
He was born in Woodstock, Illinois.
He and Drew Binsky both gained fame for chronicling their travels on social media.