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Adventure Types Archives: Ultra Long-Distance

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Sea-to-Sea Route

August 2004 to July 2005 My coming-of-age hike. Across North America from Quebec to Washington—7,775 miles in 11 months, straight through the winter.

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Great Western Loop

April to November 2007 I take the further-faster-lighter mantra to its extreme: 6,875 miles, 33 miles per day for 208 days, and an average base weight of about 6 pounds.

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Alaska-Yukon Expedition

March-September 2010 A 4,700-mile 6-month journey by foot, skis and packraft through Big Wilderness. As seen in the March 2011 issue of National Geographic.