Wild Knowledge

“Like a tree that grows stronger with more branches and roots, you need to find more and more ways to be inspired.” – Yiannis Kouros

The knowledge on this site comes from an array of sources. My goal in seeking out these sources of knowledge has been to elevate my understanding via the wisdom of those who have come before me. By standing upon the intellectual shoulders of others, I am better positioned to arrive at truth when I embark on my own trail studies.

This list recounts the pursuits of wild knowledge that I have made. Sources are listed in chronological order of completion with the newest items being added to the top.


  • 2527 trail miles
  • Completed the entire Appalachian Trail
  • One Straw Revolution by Mansuiba Fukuoka
  • Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  • Running with the Kenyans by Adharanand Finn
  • Eat and Run by Scott Jurek



  • 400 trail miles
  • Canoeing with the Cree by Eric Severeid
  • Eiger Dreams by John Krakauer
  • The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian’s Hunt for Sustenance by Tovar Cerulli
  • Nesika Backapcking Seminar, Trails Club of Oregon, Multnomah Falls, OR
  • Vagabonding by Ralph Potts
  • Once a Runner by John Parker Jr.
  • Born to Run by Chris McDougall
  • Into Thin Air by John Krakauer
  • White Fang by Jack London
  • Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • Through the Brazilian Wilderness by Theodore Roosevelt
  • Call of The Wild by Jack London
  • Into the Wild by John Krakauer



  • Eagle Scout, 2004
  • Phlimont 100-mile Trek, 2004
  • Atikokan Back Country Canoe Trek, 2002


  • Kamana I Naturalist Program, The Wilderness Awareness School, Duvall, WA
  • The Remarkable Trees of Virginia by Nancy Hugo

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