Caleb Walker

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Name: Caleb Walker

Hometown: Lander, Wyoming

Where I’ve Been: I've been hiking, camping, and snowboarding since I was 7 years old—primarily in the Appalachian Mountains through North Carolina and Virginia. In college I expanded into extended backpacking trips, whitewater kayaking, and climbing. After graduating in December 2015, I went on a Backcountry Splitboarding course with NOLS and fell head over heels for the Wyoming Range and the Tetons. That course also solidified my ambition to hike the Pacific Crest Trail that season. I started April 23, 2016 and finished exactly 5 months later on September 23rd—155 days of thru-hiking that to this day is the greatest experience of my life. After finishing the trail,I moved to Brooklyn, NY., and seven months later made a beeline back to Wyoming for a marketing job with NOLS.

Where To Next? My dream trip is the Greater Patagonia Trail. A thru-hike + packraft = heaven.

Find Me:

Instagram: @walker_caleb_ryan

Blog(NOLS): https://blog.nols.edu/

Recent posts

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How to Cross a River

Caleb Walker

Cover image: A hiker and her two trail dogs make an early-season crossing of Bear Creek in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, Montana. All photos: Aaron Theisen

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