On The Trail

A series of geeky interviews with lightweight backpackers around the world. I'll ask them what they take on the trail, and along the way we'll all learn more about what makes this sport great.


Christine Thuermer

Who are you, what do you do?

My name is Christine Thuermer or German Tourist on the Trail. As my trail name suggests I am from Germany. I used to be a career woman but I gave up my job seven years ago and have been hiking, cycling and paddling ever since. I have hiked more than 20,000 miles in the US, Australia and Europe including the Triple Crown. On top of that, I have cycled the same amount of miles all around the world and paddled 4,000 miles including the Yukon and the Mississippi.

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Shawn Forry

Who are you, what do you do?

I sign trail registers as Pepper and am proud to be from Pennsylvania. I currently enjoy creating routes and exploring distant locations, seeing familiar locations in different seasons and incorporating technical elements into thru-hiking. Sometimes I go fast, sometimes I go light. I am guilty of having the requisite alphabet soup of completed trail and have worn through my fair share of shoes. I value paying my skill set forward through on-line planning resources on my website and as a field instructor and administrator with Outward Bound. I love crosswords, planning, sewing, planning more, cycling, organizing to plan, and alpine environments.

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Wyatt Roscoe

Who are you, what do you do?

Digital fabricator, photographer, entrepreneur. Designing and print/cut/folding prototypes at Georgia Tech is what currently pays the bills. You can find out more about me at my site Immaculate Chaos.

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Lawton Grinter

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Who are you, what do you do?

I am Lawton Grinter a.k.a. Disco. I’m a Forestry Consultant by day where I help Colorado landowners create healthy forests and homeowners mitigate against future wildfires. My passion is hiking and I have been lucky enough to hike some of the longer trails in these United States (AT, PCT, CDT) and even a few shorter trails including the Colorado Trail and the Grand Enchantment Trail.

My need for creativity has resulted in a book, a documentary, and The Trail Show, a podcast I host with 3 other amazing thru-hikers. My website serves as a clearinghouse of sorts to all the spokes on that wheel.

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