Creator. Long Distance Hiker. Adventure Cyclist.

At the end of 2014, my wife & I decided to quit our jobs, sell 95% of the things we owned, & leave our home town for good in search of adventure, inspiration, & the true meaning of happiness.

While completing the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 2016, I started documenting my various hiking adventures and filming gear reviews to share with others via a YouTube Channel. Aside from logging over 12K accumulative miles of Long-Distance Hiking (AT, PCT, CDT, etc…) and Adventure Cycling in the last 7 years, I have expanded my creativity as a storyteller to Film Making, Photography, Writing, Podcasting, and anything to help inspire others to get outside their comfort zone and experience the natural world around us.

This website serves as a portal & central hub for my past, present, & future expeditions.

Contact Nic “Darwin” Rakestraw