Bane of the Trail

Adventures in thru-hiking, LASHing and packrafting

Long-distance hiking 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 or LASHing 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 and Pacific Crest Trail as well as shorter trips in Canada, Australia and the United States.

“The luxuries of civilization satisfy only those wants which they themselves create.”

-Apsley Cherry-Garrard