About me

Casey in the Norse Peak Wilderness

If you’re reading this page, you’re curious and/or don’t know who I am. Well, I’m Casey. I have been an avid outdoors person for my entire life (minus a 15-year hiatus).

As a child, I grew up in a family that camped. A lot. Like it was the only type of vacation, there was never a question about what we would do; it was always camping or backpacking.

Going into my teen years, I was a boy scout for many years and was part of a high adventure scout troop where we routinely did 50- and 75-milers.

After leaving the scouts, I wouldn’t backpack or camp for many years, thus starting the hiatus.

How I returned to Backpacking

Fast forward to adulthood, and a lightbulb went off around the fall of 2016. I got the idea to research the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). I wasn’t sure what to look for, other than I knew about the trail and had hiked on it during my younger years. This would quickly turn into the end of my hiatus and reawaken something I had loved in my previous lifetime — childhood.