Name / Trail Name: Shepherd

What’s your primary activity on public lands? Hiking / Backpacking

What do you do when you’re not adventuring? I am a commercial helicopter pilot.

Why is the PCT special to you? The PCT is special to me because the trail provides a raw connection with nature and people that is free of technological distractions.

When did you first learn about the PCT? I grew up in California and have known of the PCT for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until about 2012 that I learned the trail spans across the country and there are people who attempt to hike all of the trail in one continuous effort.

Any other favorite spots you recommend? I love to hike around Mineral King, which is an annex to Sequoia National Park.