One of Seven Project

The One of Seven Project was my goal to become the FIRST person in history to have completed both the thru-hiking and bikepacking Triple Crowns.  It included thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail, as well as bikepacking the Tour Divide, Colorado Trail and Arizona Trail (over 11,000 miles for the project in total).

The idea came to me while watching the movie “The Martian” staring Matt Damon. He’s stranded on Mars alone and talks about how he’s the only person in history to ever be on a planet alone.  It got me to thinking and after a little digging on the internet found out no one had done both triple crowns.  At that point the seed was planted in my head, and here we are.

On October 22, 2017, I completed the Arizona Trail, which was the third of the bikepacking trails and sixth and final of the project.  I became One of Seven Billion.  As I rode the Tour Divide, Colorado Trail, and the Arizona Trail I learned quite a few lessons, but I also realized we’re ALL One of Seven Billion.  We are all born unique, with our own DNA and finger prints.  The big difference between us is some choose to celebrate that uniqueness, while ours don’t.

It was then I realized the One of Seven Project had taken a turn.  It was no longer a personal goal but one that everyone could strive for.

Core Values of the One of Seven Project

  1. Encourage others to truly know themselves and their passions.
  2. Assist others in celebrating their uniqueness by following those passions that make them unique.
  3. Humanize adventure.
  4. Help others be the best version of themselves they can.

To learn more about how I became the adventurer I am checkout this blog post.

You can find the latest from the Project on:  Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,

TOUR DIVIDE

2732 miles
June 2017

UPDATE:
Completed, 20 Days 18 Hours 56 Minutes

COLORADO TRAIL

539 miles
July 2017

UPDATE:
Completed, 7 Days 12 Hours 56 Minutes

ARIZONA TRAIL

757 miles
October 2017

UPDATE:
Completed, 15 Days 5 Hours 49 Minutes

TRAILS

Appalachian Trail Logo favorite gear
Pacific Crest Trail Logo favorite gear
Continental Divide Trail Logo favorite gear
Tour Divide/Great Divide MTB Route Logo guides Bikepacking Resources
Colorado Trail Logo guides
Arizona Trail Logo guides Arizona Trail Guide Bikepacking Resources

HIKE

  • Appalachian Trail – 2168 mi – 2001
  • Pacific Crest Trail – 2655 mi – 2007
  • Continental Divide Trail – 2751 mi – 2015
  • 7574 Total Miles Completed

BIKE

  • Tour Divide – 2732 mi – June 2017
  • Colorado Trail – 539 mi- July 2017
  • Arizona Trail – 757 mi – Oct 2017
  • 4028 Total Miles Completed

PROJECT TOTAL

  • Human powered adventure
  • 11,602 Total Miles