Andy Davidhazy took an epic personal journey in 2013 while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail alone. The 2,660-mile journey took over five and a half months to complete. Davidhazy says those 4.5 million footsteps had a profound impact on his life as a whole.
Andy Davidhazy has had a life filled with many trades. From working as a brand strategist to set designer, Davidhazy says he has always been a little unconventional. However, despite his unorthodox way of living, his solo trek across the Pacific Crest Trail would prove to be life-changing.
“In 2013, I spent five months hiking 2660 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. On October 12, 2013, I finished a 5 month, 2660 mile long solo hike from the Mexican border to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. I never imagined that doing something so seemingly pointless could have such a profound impact on my life.”
On his personal website and blog, Andy notes that the trip consisted of a variety of unique opportunities and even some injuries. Andy outlined some of the accomplishments for his readers.
- 2700+ total miles hiked
- 5 1/2 months total time
- 4.5+ million footsteps
- 4900 pictures taken
- 2 shin splint injuries
- 5 pairs of shoes
- 1 wolverine
- 5 black bears
- Dozens of rattlesnakes
- Countless scorpion, marmot, etc.
As a lover of photography, Andy made it a point to take a selfie at every single mile-marker of his journey. That is a total of 2,660 selfies on his Pacific Crest Trail journey. After completing the epic hike, Andy compiled the photos into chronological order and created an amazing four-minute long time-lapse video of his entire journey from the Mexican border to Canada.