See what's coming up next and in the future for Joe Wilderness and friends....
Hustle & Motivate Hike Series:
October 6th, 2019
The first beginner hike – Azure Mountain – was a huge success. A couple days later, I brought my friend Loni to the top of her first mountain, Mount Jo (our view pictured). I had so much fun, I wanted to do it again. So I’ve enlisted another crew of scoundrels who wanna join me for their first ADK adventure. Now, a few weeks later, the fall colors should have started to really show their, um, true colors.
Upper & Lower Wolfjaw
October 19th, 2019
Getting late in the season! If the conditions are right, we’ve got a solid group of 4 or 5 of JW friends going out to grab two more High Peaks! If we get these ones, I’ll be at 24 – officially past the halfway mark.
October 25th, 2019
It’s Johnny Mountaintop’s BIRTHDAY!!! We dunno what the heck we’re gonna do yet, but you can bet that we damn sure hope to spend it squeezing one more High Peak in to our season.
Some Freakin' Rock Climbing
October Some Time!
Phil seems to think JM and I can try out rock climbing for the first time right out there in the real world. Instead of practicing indoors first. I trust him. So, we’re gonna make it happen. Though, the plan is to still use this upcoming winter to hit the rock climbing gym. New hobby!
Mount Batur - Indonesia
In Chapter 1, Lauren climbed my first ADK High Peak with me. In January 2020, she’ll be joining me for an overnight hike up this active volcano in Bali, Indonesia. We’ll arrive at the summit in time to see what’s been voted as “best sunrise in the world” – however you measure that. And guess what? We’re bringing the flag of the City Of Cornwall with us!
Cerro Chirripo, Costa Rica
Plans change. Hawaii is out. When the time came to choose a Plan B, JM and I floated some ideas. Colorado? California? But ultimately, we landed on one of JM’s bucket list destinations: Costa Rica. So many details are coming very soon about this hike. Chirripo is Costa Rica’s tallest mountain, at over 12,500ft.
Mount Katahdin - Maine
No date for this one yet, but I am hoping to meet up with a cousin (second, third? I dunno) of mine who has already climbed this. This is the highest peak in the state of Maine. It’s called The Knife Edge trail and is not recommended for the average folk. Sounds not dangerous at all.
Mount Kilimanjaro - Tanzania, Africa
The tallest mountain on the entire African continent, located in the country of Tanzania. The easiest of the “Seven Summits” – the tallest mountains on each continent. This will take roughly nine days to go from the base to the summit.
Pacific Crest Trail
No fixed date
A trail consisting of 4270 kilometers. Say that out loud. From the border of British Columbia to Mexico, spanning about six months, through Washington, Oregon and California. This is a pipe dream. First I dream. Then I conquer.
The Biggest Of Them All
Before I turn 50
I’m not superstitious. But this is the one goal I don’t like to even mention by name. Some how, some way, I’ll get there. If it costs me everything I own. No matter what it takes……