Wolverine Hikes South America

People who know me know that I belong on the Trail. I've thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail (twice),the Pacific Crest Trail and the mighty Continental Divide Trail. I've hiked many of the long trails here in Michigan including being the first to hike both the Ironwood Trail and the Great Lake To Lake Trail. In 2017, I hiked the Israel National Trail and the Golan Heights Trail. I was the first to hike the Baja Divide Trail in Mexico but failed miserably to thru-hike the Bruce Trail in Canada. I'm heading for Ecuador to attempt to hike the TEMBR.

The purpose of this blog is to keep anyone who is interested informed of my progress and to encourage those who are able to support me in this endeavor.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Tyvek is made by DuPont and is somtimes called 'home wrap'.  It's used in home construction and is highly sought after by long distance hikers because it's lightweight, waterproof and versatile.  I scored a big piece before I started this hike and got my sister Carol to sew it into a big pocket.  I sometimes slide my sleeping pad and bag inside and use it to cowboy camp.  I also use it to line my tent and keep me and my stuff dry.  Sadly, my Tyvek is wearing out.  Does anyone out there have access to a 12' by 10' piece of Tyvek or a similar product?  Know anyone in construction or someone that works at Home Depot?  I sure could use a new piece but it seems hard to come by.  Any help is much appreciated.


Miranda said...

Daryl and Nate work at home depot, silly! I've been reading your blog & your hike sounds amazing! But we miss you and can't wait til you get home! :)

Wolverine said...

Any way either of them could get some tyvek...cheap?