"I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
- Henry Thoreau
Connor is 24 years old. In 2014 I graduated from Loyola Marymount University; five days later I began my successful thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. I’m originally from New Orleans, LA but I moved all over the country throughout my childhood. After the PCT I moved to Portland, Oregon, and I don’t think I’ll be leaving the beautiful PNW any time soon – though I could certainly see myself in a few Colorado trail towns, like Salida, Lake City or Pagosa Springs.
“I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending, that haunts our sleep so much as the fear that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived.”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”