Long-distance hiking and packrafting with the goal of walking as far as possible before death, poverty or doomsday.

Welcome to Bane of the Trail!

‘Bane’ is a trail name that I received on the Pacific Crest Trail while wearing an N-95 mask for the wildfire smoke (think Batman villains, or if you’re stuck on wondering what a trail name is, check out the FAQ). I also answer to Krista, Pockets, No. 6 and the occasional ‘hey you’ from an angry-looking stranger who manages to make eye contact.

This website houses the journals from my backpacking and packrafting trips, which include the Arizona Trail, Heysen Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and East Coast Trail as well as shorter trips in Canada, Australia and the United States.

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