Colorado Trail
Sudden Change of Heart

CT 2022

Lake Ann Pass - Colorado Trail

Something I’ve learned about backpacking over the past few years is that a few hours can make all the difference in how you feel about your hike. They say “Don’t quit on a bad day,” which is excellent advice. If things aren’t going well, you can sleep on it and feel completely different the next morning. Then sometimes things are going great…until you realize you’ve had a change of heart.

Knowing When to Quit:

Getting Off Trail: Quitting the Pacific Crest Trail 2000 miles in!


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Hi, I’m Joey, an adventurous spirit who loves the outdoors. In 2018 I set out to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, sharing #my journey with all its ups and downs. Since then I overcame a major upheaval in my life and came back stronger than ever. I built out a Promaster camper van (DIY, naturally!) and took to full-time van life with my dog, Forest.

I’m traveling, backpacking, and exploring the US. I hope you’ll join me along the way.

P.S. I named my channel Joyful Rambler because that’s my state of mind when exploring this great big world. I hope you’re joyful, too.

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