Go Big or Go Home

05/27/15

Go Big or Go Home

We're doing something a little different this summer here at Tmber Headquarters. We've heard through the grapevine about the exciting things some of you are doing over the coming months. Embarking on new adventures, leaving the familiar behind, and finding a new path to take, literally and figuratively.  We thought that y'all would be as interested in hearing these stories as we are, and so we're expanding our Tmber Dispatches from the Field to highlight these brave souls. Find your way, find yourself. Onwards and upwards, folks.

27-year-old Tmber Ambassador Chris Berry recently quit his job, sold his car, boxed up his belongings, and kissed the love of his life goodbye. For the next five months he'll be attempting to hike 2,660 miles from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail with his tent buddies, Ben and Nick. Follow along as we hear from him via audio memos and images taken from his phone.   

Dispatch #1: The buzz

Chris, Ashley, and Nick head north from the Mexican Border, aiming for Julian, 77.8 miles away. Favorite animals spotted: Garter snake, jackrabbit, skunk, bluebird, stellars jay. Song: Fires by Band of Skulls

Me (Chris) in front of a repurposed road marker

Nick and Ashley signing us in at the border. Gotta have proof. 

Ash, Nick, and I passed a lot of unique rock formations like these.

Nick next to our fire at the end of Day 4.