Just Pete

My wife, Kris, and I are retired and live in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. We have been married for 35 years and have 2 beautiful daughters (Brooke and Kerri).

March 31, 2017 I began a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.  At that point in my life I had zero hiking experience and was not fond of camping.  Over the next 2,190 miles and 164 days I discovered that I was actually a pretty decent hiker and I didn’t mind camping.  Who’d have known!

I also discovered that I had a very generous and supportive group of family and friends.  We raised more than $67,000 that was donated to the charities I hiked for.

Throughout the hike, if you’d have asked me if a was going to do something like this again, the answer would have been a definitive no.  However, after 3 months of recovery, I realized that I need to have a goal to be shooting for.

In May of 2019 I began a hike across Spain and Portugal.  I hiked 5 different sections of the Camino de Santiago totaling 820 miles.  We raised $37,000 for charities on this hike!

In June of 2021 I’m going to see if I can ride a bike.  My goal is to ride 4,800 miles from Anacortes, WA to Key West, FL.  Wish me luck!

I hope you’ll follow along.

Happy trails!