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NimblewillNomad.Com can now boast having over a quarter-million visitors. A big THANK YOU! to all dear friends and faithful followers.





If you're interested in learning more about the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNNST), one of our three new trails, there's a fantastic website now up just for you at Click on Odyssey 2010 PNNST in the Site Menu to the left for Nimblewill's take. According to Nimblewill, "It is one of the most scenic footpaths in America!





ODYSSEY 2014 ONHT: Is now completed!

Nimblewill had long pondered concluding his long-distance hiking “career” with this past-year’s journey, Odyssey 2013. However, after much encouragement from family, friends, and fellow intrepid--and considering the Lord’s continued blessings of good health, stamina, and resolve, he’s decided to keep trekking on.

And so for 2014, Odyssey 2014, his plans were to take another journey back through time, by thru-hiking one of the greatest trails in all of American history, the Oregon National Historic Trail.

The Nimblewill created his route maps and completed his itinerary and, on April 28 he set out for Independence, Missouri where the journey began for Odyssey 2014.

Sunday morning, August 24th, Nimblewill arrived End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Oregon City, Oregon, successfully concluding his thru-hike o'er the Oregon National Historic Trail -- 117 days, 2,109 miles.

"This proved a long and very difficult journey. Thanks to all for your encouragement and support; the success of this hike I owe to you!"

Nimblewill Nomad

The journal entries are complete, however the photo albums and video do not take you all the way to the end of the ONHT. The Nomad did continue to take photos and videos all the way to Oregon City but technology dictated a sad (and irretrievable) outcome. It appears the camera SD card was demagnetized somewhere along its line of travel in the US Postal Service. With that being the case, the mfg. confirmed there was no way the images/video could be recovered. We're very sad about this loss, and very sorry we are not able to share the Nomad's last days on the ONHT with you.




A HIKER TRASH section has been added to this site.

This is meant to be a fun and thought provoking collection of sayings/truths from the famous, the not so famous, and hiker trash. So sit back, relax, and have some fun reading the Nimblewill's collection of "101 reasons why You Might Be Hiker Trash."

To view these sayings at any time, please click on "Hiker Trash" in the lower portion of the Site Menu to your left.

has been added to this site!

The Nimblewill Nomad has been thinking about adding a roadwalking tutorial for quite some time. Anyone who knows him is aware that he is no stranger to roadwalking, indeed he just completed this year's 1555.5 mile odyssey as entirely a roadwalk, from beginning to end. So, with many a Tarmac mile under his feet, the Nomad is now sharing his thoughts/experience on the subject, and a Safety Rating Table to support/clarify the tutorial.

To view the tutorial at any time, please click on "Roadwalk Tutorial" in the lower portion of the Site Menu to your left.



Thumbnail image of Ten Million Steps book cover, paperback edition.  

Ten Million Steps: The Nimblewill Nomad's epic 10-month trek from the Florida Keys to Quebec

This is a second edition (528 page, paperback version) of this book. The first edition (Year 2000, hardback version) sold out very quickly and has only been occasionally available through the secondary market.

If you missed out the first time, don't miss your opportunity to own a copy of this one. The book is available at Menasha Ridge Press and




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"Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate,
And though I oft have passed them by,
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun."



[J.R.R. Tolkien]


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