Expedition Announcement

COMING JANUARY 2016

Starting from the far eastern edge, I will set out to become the first person to trek across the entirety of the Great Basin Desert, solo, unsupported, and in the dead of winter. For nearly 500 miles, I will pull my own food, water, and gear through whatever weather the desert throws my way.

North America’s largest desert has been crossed by very few, but nobody has attempted a solo, winter crossing. It’s mountain walls, vistas of sagebrush and sky and the massive distances will provide more than enough challenge for me. There are hundreds of separate mountain ranges, 236 in Nevada alone, that run north to south. I will be travelling, by foot and desert pull-cart, east to west. The valley floors lie over 6000 feet above sea level and this unpredictable “El Nino” winter should make for a very interesting weather conditions.

“TO MANY PEOPLE, THIS [GREAT BASIN DESERT] IS WILDERNESS AT IT’S BEST. OTHERS WON’T BE DRAWN TO SUCH TRAVEL-OR ALTHOUGH ATTRACTED WILL FEEL UNSURE.”
— John Hart, Sierra Club Author


I invite everyone to follow the expedition on the website and facebook pages. You can track my progress through my updates from the GPS unit I will carry. This desert will be some of the toughest terrain I have ever taken on, and with the winter conditions might prove to be my toughest challenge to date. 

As always, thanks to all for your support. I am excited and honored to get on the very short list of names that have attempted to explore this beautiful and desolate place.