Bio: Hey everybody! I'm Michael, a 21 year old adventurer from Baltimore, Maryland. The purpose of this blog is to document my process of becoming a long distance backpacker. Starting off with the AT (2,180 miles) I would also like to complete the PCT (2,650 miles), the CDT (3,100 miles) and the Te Araroa (1,865 miles), with some other smaller distance long hikes. This will be about the trips themselves, planning for them, gear, tips, and all other things backpacking. Off the trail I'm an avid collector of antiques and oddities, barista at whatever coffeeshop I can find to help fund my trips, and getting into all different types of hobbies that inspire me that particular week (thankfully backpacking is one of those hobbies I kept!).