-About the Author-

My birth name is Brandon, but I go by "Wormwood."

I was born in Alaska and raised by a family that was dedicated to life in the outdoors. I moved to Arizona in 2006, quickly fell into backpacking during my free time, and never really turned back. What began as a hobby became my drive in life, and to this day it's what keeps me moving forward. 

I started thru hiking in 2011 by walking the Arizona Trail, and at the time I expected it to be my one only long distance trail. But thru hiking captured my heart, and in the past nine years I've designed my life around the trail. When I'm away from the trail I seek out ways to share the experiences that I've had out there under the stars. This site is a step towards sharing my thru hiking experiences with the world.