TOPICS: THE TOOLS FOR NOMADS SHOW
- CHRIS CARTER, CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE
The series of postnominals after his name make one think he’s a physicist or doctor with several PhDs and decorations. However, the letters after Chris Carter’s name represent more than 10,000 miles of thru-hiking trails: JMT - John Muir Trail, PCT - Pacific Crest Trail, CDT - Continental Divide Trail and so on.
American born, Chris grew up in a family of missionaries in Kenya. He befriended the nomadic Maasai tribes, learned Swahili as a child, and escaped a pack of hyenas by hiding in a tree.
A nomad in the truest sense, Chris Carter is taking time between thru-hikes to study for his divinity degree. He currently resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee. But, Chris will tell you that the road is his home. He knows how to pack light, then sets his compass for a world of pain.
When I sat down to interview Chris during his thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in late 2021 I had to ask him about the bear attack, and how he survived it. Hint: pepper spray. Believe me, you’ll want to hear this story just in case you ever get attacked by a bear.
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