Most people graduate high school and go to college. My name is Noel Nelson and I am choosing a different route. Through this blog I will record the adventures of my gap year. Instead of sitting around “figuring out” what I’m supposed to do in life, I plan to go out into the world and simply live to the best of my abilities. For starters, on 4/18/17 I will start a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. This is a 2,600 mile backpacking trail that runs from Mexico to Canada. After that, Europe and wherever else I am called to go. So follow this blog to see what happens in my upcoming year. -Noel Nelson