About The Blogger

Zach Markman is an avid hiker and long-distance backpacker who has a concerning obsession with the outdoors and outdoor travel. He works in the outdoor industry and plays in the outdoors and shares much of that life here. He lives in Los Angeles but his heart is in Santa Cruz. He does an awful lot of lurking the Backpacking Light forums in his free time on his never ending quest to optimize his nature experiences.

His trail name acquired on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013 is Trivia.

He can be contacted at zacharymarkman@gmail.com.

Here he is up in the Goat Rocks Wilderness at sunset with Mt. Rainier in the background. He doesn’t recommend being in that spot at that time of day unless you really love wandering off cliffs.