Seeking Lost

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About Seeking Lost

Hi there, thanks for finding your way to my Patreon page! My name is Eric Poulin, long distance hiker and outdoor adventurer. Since 2012 it had been my dream to hike the Continental Divide Trail. Like most people, I was held back by the commitments, obligations and responsibilities of life. I kept putting the hike off, telling myself I need to just get a little further ahead or wait for a better time. Then one day, I realized there has never been a better time to do it, and there might not ever be a better time... if not now, then when? So, before later becomes never, I quit my job, sold my house and just went for it! 



Hiking the Continental Divide Trail in 2018 was the most incredible, powerful experience of my life. The feeling of taking those first steps from the border of Mexico, embarking on a 3,000 mile journey north to Canada, is simply indescribable. The scenery, the challenges, the adventure. But most of all, I was humbled by the kindness, support and generosity I received along the way. The experience has forever changed me, and will never leave me. It continuous to inspire me today and remind me that we are all capable of doing seemingly impossible things, the only thing stopping us is ourselves. Dream it, and DO IT!!

Now, I'm creating a brand new 4500 mile thru hike route in the West. It will not be a combination of existing major trail systems, but an entirely new route through Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona. More info in the goals section, and Patrons will have access to more details about this exciting new thru hike route as it becomes available :)

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If you would like to support the creation of this new thru hike route with a one-time donation, you can do so via paypal here:

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Creating America's Next Great Thru Hike Route

In 2018 I completed a 3000 mile thru hike of the Continental Divide Trail. Now, I'm creating a brand new 4500 mile thru hike route in the West. The vision is to create a huge loop through Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Arizona. The goal is to showcase some of the spectacular landscapes in this region that aren't currently being represented by any other major trail systems. This route will prioritize scenery, variety, desolation and adventure. 

The route strings together several well known National Parks and Wilderness Areas, as well as many lesser known but equally spectacular lands. On the map, the route is extremely "zig-zaggy", with many meanders and opportunities to cut off miles. This route could easily be much shorter than it is, but that's not the point of this hike. At almost every opportunity, the more scenic or interesting route wins over a faster alternative. This increases the difficulty and challenge, and almost guarantees adventure! 



This is a VERY ROUGH version of the route, for visualization purposes 

Still only about 30% complete with the route, but I estimate the trail to be around 4000 miles long and could take 8+ months to complete. I am planning for a 2021 thru attempt.

UPDATE 11/25/19: Now about 50% complete with the rough draft version of the route. The northern half, the part that will be hiked in the late spring and summer, is more than 90% complete. I now estimate the route to be 4500 miles long.   

How can you help support the creation of this exciting new thru hike route?
       
Most thru hikers are not fortunate enough to have a source of income while on trail. The cost of food, gear, shuttles, mapsets, guide books, mapping tools and applications, traveler's medical insurance, lodging, postage costs to mail food and gear(very expensive!), subscription plan for satellite communication/SPOT and other expenses add up to many thousands of dollars. The cost of my CDT thru hike was roughly $12,000 and I estimate the cost to hike this route at $17,000.

In addition, it will take a sold 6 months of full time work after the hike to create a quality film/documentary, provide written information and photographs on my website, create a guide book, etc. 

I truly enjoy sharing my hiking and backpacking adventures with you. Your pledge of any amount helps me allocate more time to bringing you quality outdoor content, and helps fund the creation of America's next great thru hike route! Thanks so much for your support :)

***WANT TO MAKE A ONE-TIME DONATION?***

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