Learn more about our new film exploring life at the end of the trail at www.LostorFound.org. Learn more about the hike and the making of the time-lapse video here. The video has so far received more than 2 million views and received international press coverage, as seen here. The following interview is from the April 7, 2015 broadcast of PBS NewsHour with Gwen Ifill.
Visit the website for more info: www.LostorFound.org
I’ll be shooting and sharing photographs from the National Championships in Austin, Texas the week of January 7-11. Check out my web gallery for more info and images >
I left Chicago at the end of April and have been driving around the country all summer before landing in Austin, Texas. I had a couple client projects to do in Los Angeles along the way, but otherwise enjoyed some quality time visiting with friends and family, writing and working on some new film projects, and riding my new bike as much as possible. I have thoroughly enjoyed some of the most beautiful terrain and ride groups around the country. Without question, the best investment I’ve ever made in my physical and emotional well being was a bicycle—a black Bianchi Infinito CV with full Campy Record. The bike provided a great outlet for me when Wesley, my loyal companion of 14 years, passed away during our visit with my sister in Lake Tahoe in July. Despite the sadness, it was nice to have had the time again to camp out together, to see the country and get to visit with so many of his close friends.
Riding my bike in great spots around the country. In order of occurrence: 1) Honeoye Falls, New York; 2) Austin, Texas; 3) Malibu, California; 4) Lake Tahoe, California; 5) Portland, Oregon cyclocross races; 6) Iron Horse Trail, Washington; 7) Grand Junction, Colorado; 8) Omaha, Nebraska; 9) Chicago, Illinois; 10) Austin, Texas
1) the road through eastern Oregon; 2) Wrigley Field in Chicago; 3) My favorite burger place in Los Angeles; 4) Hiking with my niece and nephew in Lake Tahoe, California; 5) the road through Arkansas; 6) Route 395 through Independence, California; 7) Arriving BJ’s place in Los Angeles; 8) Wes and I outside Graceland in Memphis; 9) the road through Wyoming; 10) summiting 14,000 feet Mt. Bierstadt in Colorado; 11) racing cyclocross in Portland, Oregon; 12) sailing on Lake Ontario in Rochester, New York; 13) Carhenge in Nebraska; 14) ferry to Bainbridge Island, WA with Allison; 15) remembering Wes on a lonely road through Missouri.
I spent the past twelve days hiking the last 268 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from Snoqualmie Pass, WA to Manning Park, BC. My thru-hike from Mexico to Canada last year saw an early snow storm dump 6-7 feet of snow on the PCT in this area, forcing me to road walk the rest of the way. Though I was happy with the accomplishment, it felt somewhat incomplete given the alternate ending. I just wanted to return and hike this part of the trail. It was probably the most physically demanding of the entire PCT and included a couple passes that made me quite nervous. I’m very happy to have this all behind me now.