When not riding bikes and burning wooden pallets down by the river, Clint “Lint” Bunting spends his time on the long distance trails in North America. His life revolves around long distance backpacking, or ‘thru’ hikes as they are known. Thus far he has completed end-to-end hikes of the Ice Age Trail, Appalachian Trail (three times), Pacific Crest Trail (three times), Continental Divide (three times), Colorado Trail, Arizona Trail and Florida Trail. This adds up to somewhere around 30,000 miles, but who’s really counting? Many more hikes are planned, since he cannot find anything better to do with his time other than walk thousands of miles across this continent.
While definitely not a traditional athlete, his average daily mileage hovers between 30 to 40, depending on how many times he gets distracted by a particularly interesting view or shady spot to rest. Lint is affectionately known as ‘hiker trash’ in the world of long distance backpacking, and if you ever meet him he’ll probably be hungry and in need of a bath.