Hiking the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) Northbound in 2013- sharing my preparation for the hike and my day to day experience while I'm on the trail. Inspiring people to follow their dreams.

My Awesome Sponsors

I’m lucky to have some great sponsors.  Please check them out and put as much money on your credit card with them as you can.  They have the best gear out there, period!

Please take a look at the Foundation I am working with.  They are doing fantastic work to raise awareness about Crohn’s and Colitis- a disease that has no cure and that more people then you would think suffering from it, like me.

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.Since our founding over four decades ago, CCFA has remained at the forefront of research in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Today, we fund cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurture investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finance underdeveloped areas of research.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear:

Hyperlite Mountain Gear is a designer, manufacturer and supplier of ultralight Cuben Fiber outdoor gear and lightweight equipment. Whether hiking, backpacking, climbing, pack-rafting, kayaking or cycling, our mission is to help you lighten your load by offering durable, lightweight products that will help you increase your speed, distance efficiency and overall enjoyment outdoors. We offer backpacks from 1600 cubic inches (26L) to 4400 cubic inches (72L), solo and two-person component tent systems and a full line of accessories. All of our products are hand-crafted in Maine, USA.

Gossamer Gear:

Gossamer Gear is a small, passionate company whose mission is to improve your experience with backpacking. We believe in everything we sell and love teaching and advocating everything about lightweight and ultra-lightweight backpacking. We live to create and produce products that will further enhance your enjoyment on the trail by lightening your load.

Hennessy Hammocks:

The Hennessy Hammock is the most innovative solution to lightweight, comfortable camping on the planet.At last, you will never need to find a level campsite. No more roots, rocks or puddles coming through the floor of your tent. No more aching muscles and stiff joints from sleeping on the hard ground. And no more carrying a heavy tent.  Finally, a shelter that takes the pain out of the outdoors and is good for the environment.

New Balance:

These are the shoes of choice for me when I’m on the trail.  I”ve used several different types of shoes but, I keep coming back to them.  For this hike I will be using the Leadville 100’s that feature a Vibram sole and tons of mesh up top to give me a comfortable, well balanced shoe that will last as long as me.

Delorme InReach:

The DeLorme inReach is the first affordable, two-way, satellite communications device ever. It’s about the size and weight of a smartphone, but much, much more durable: it’s waterproof, buoyant and impact-resistant. Use it alone, and it’s a revolutionary survival device; pair it with a smartphone or a PN-60w GPS, and it’s one of the most versatile devices you’ll ever meet.

Sea to Summit:

Sea To Summit is a worldwide manufacturer of high quality outdoor, backpacking and travel products and accessories.  We manufacture and distribute products for camping, hiking, climbing, backpacking, travelling and many more outdoor activities. So if you are looking for storage sacks, sleeping bag liners, dry sacks, camp kitchen gear, paddling gear, compression sacks, hats or tons of other gear this is the place to start.



2 thoughts on “My Awesome Sponsors

  1. Just found your site. Do you have Crohn’s? I do but am planning on riding cross country on a bike in a few years. My one worry is my medication needs refrigerated so not sure how to handle this yet. Any suggestions?

    • Hi Kent, Thanks for checking out my blog. Sorry for the delay! I do have Crohn’s and its always a challenge. If your riding a road bike cross country I think you can make it with ice in a saddle bag or possibly get a solar powered cooler I’ve seen online. Please let me know if you need anything else, congrats on making the decision to challenge yourself and get outside. Email me anytime! Best of luck to you and go out there and live your dream.

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