I just left from Moosejaw Mountaineering's HQ in Madison Heights, Michigan. My friends there are as excited for my upcoming hike of the Baja Divide Trail as I am. I have their full support for this endeavor and I am beside myself with the pride of partnering with a great Michigan company like Moosejaw.
My relationship with Moosejaw Mountaineering began in 2011 when I returned home from my first thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. A friend of mine took me to the Birmingham, Michigan store and introduced me around. That night, I bought a Granite Gear pack and I met a ton of cool people. I was impressed that the staff there had actually used much of the gear they sold. The folks who work in the stores, at the warehouse and in the offices of their Madison Heights headquarters helped me plan for my thru-hike of the PCT in 2012 and every hike since then. They even turned me on to the Shore to Shore Trail. Good people, all of them.
I've worked with them on projects like this in the past and they have always come through for me when I needed them. Thank you, Moosejaw, for times like these:
|Early on the PCT in 2012|
|In the Goat Rocks of Washington|
|Finishing my second time through the AT|
|Finishing the Israel National Trail|
Gotta give a shout-out to Underground Quilts. They are another great Michigan based company that I'm working with on a super light (22oz!) quilt to use on this hike. Really excited to see what they come up with.
In the meantime, gotta stay focused on the goal: Being the first person to conquer the Baja Divide Trail on foot.
|The Baja Divide Trail starts in San Diego and finishes in Cabo San Lucas|