About Rich

Around the start of the ECT; somewhere in the jungles of Florida.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Who is Rich Mayfield? Well here I am:

I’ve always been an adventurer and I’m pretty sure I always will be. I snowboard, surf, dive, backpack, and sail. When I was a kid I spent my weekends in Boy Scouts camping, backpacking, and SCUBA diving. I joined the Navy to see the world. The Naval Academy taught me how to sail and navigate the oceans. I’ve backpacked through Europe, sailed the Meddeteranean and the Carribbean, and visited more than my fair share of foreign locales…and I want more.

I’m currently hiking the Eastern Continental Trail. I started in Key West and my goal is Canada before winter. The trail is an amalgamation of road walks, the Florida Trail and most notably, the Appalachian Trail.  I started this blog as an outlet for my daily thoughts so I could get them out of my head. They’re probably not worth the paper I’d write them on, so I’m fortunate someone invented the internet.

My website has a wealth of information about my exploits. For Pack Lists, Route Info and general knowledge, visit the Atlantis Roads Wiki. If you want to see where I’m currently trekking, visit the Where’s Rich page to track me on my current journey.


I give honest opinions about gear and locations. That being said, if you follow a link to a product or click on an advertisement, I may be compensated for that. Furthermore, there are rotating ads that are more or less random based on content. Their appearance does not necessairly constitute my endorsement. I’m not doing this for money, but if I get paid, that’s not my fault. Also, I may be influenced by nice people. So here’s the full disclosure, courtesy of Tim Ferris at 4 Hour Work Week: