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From desert, to rain forest, to alpine, to rock, 2014 brought me to familiar, beloved landscapes and new territories. This year challenged me and gave me new skills. Here are some photo highlights of my year.

January: Moab Trip

January: Moab Canyonlands and Arches Trip, Utah

Almost Feb: Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014 with beloved hikers

Almost Feb: Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014 with beloved hikers, Salt Lake City, UT

Buckskin Gulch. Photo by Rob Kelly of QiWhiz

March: Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon. AZ and UT. Photo by Rob Kelly of QiWhiz

April: Trandadirondack Route

April: Trans Adirondack Route, Upstate New York.

May: Volunteering with the Continental Divide Trail Coalition on the Southern Terminus shuttle to bring 100 hikers, including the Warrior Hikers shown here, to the CDT.

May: Volunteering with the Continental Divide Trail Coalition on the Southern Terminus shuttle to bring 100 hikers, including the Warrior Hikers shown here, to the CDT. Silver City, NM

Desolation Wilderness/Crystal Range Traverse with Sierra Club Fastpackers

Desolation Wilderness/Crystal Range Traverse with Sierra Club Fastpackers. California. Photo by Brian Gunney.

June: Tahoe Rim Trail Personal Record

June: Tahoe Rim Trail Personal Record, California

June/July: Pioneered the Chinook Trail horseshoe traverse of the Columbia River Gorge, OR/WA with Whitney "Allgood" LaRuffa and Brian "Tomato" Boshart.

June/July: Pioneered the Chinook Trail horseshoe traverse of the Columbia River Gorge, OR/WA with Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa and Brian “Tomato” Boshart.

June/July: Urban Thru-hike of San Francisco

June/July: Urban Thru-hike of San Francisco

Eyebright during a storm in northern Washington

August/September: Pacific Crest Trail, Cascade Locks, OR to Canadian Border

September: Humphrey's Basin Loop, Eastern Sierras, and White Mountains trip.

September: Humphrey’s Basin Loop, Eastern Sierras, and White Mountains trip. Photo by Alejandro Pinnick.

 

September: A wonderful opportunity to speak to my peers at the American Long Distance Hiking Association-West Annual Gathering at Stampede Pass, WA

September: A wonderful opportunity to speak to my peers at the American Long Distance Hiking Association-West Annual Gathering at Stampede Pass, WA. Photo by Jeff Kish.

 

October: Wonderland Trail with Malto, Bobcat, and Swami

October: Wonderland Trail with Malto, Bobcat, and Swami. Photo by Cam “Swami Honan.

November: Colorado Trail is still clear of snow!

November: Colorado Trail is still clear of snow!

December: The Denver-area thru-hikers reconnected with each other to put together weekly hikes.

December: The Denver-area thru-hikers reconnected with each other to put together weekly hikes.