Dale Hyde-Rowe

AKA - "Chip’N "


Age: 24
Previous Thru-hikes: CDT ’19.

What are some of your hobbies?
Climbing, cycling, trail running, traveling and Rugby.

So why are you doing the Great Western Loop?
The challenge and ability to raise some money for a great charity in my hometown.
And what a great way to see the country. 

What do you think will get you to the end?
My inability to quit, the will to see things through, and the fact that this opportunity seems too good to be true.

What do you want to be remembered for?
Putting a smile on somebody’s face when they are having a bad time.

How would your parents describe you?
The selfless life of the party.

What’s your luxury item?
Inflatable pad and pillow.

Who is the person you look up to the most and why?
My grandfather he was always hopeful no matter the situation. 

Three words to describe yourself?
Outgoing, sympathetic, and weird. 

Describe your perfect day on trail?
Slight breeze on a ridge on a clear day with 360 views but it isn’t fun if your not being challenged. 

What would be the reason for you NOT to finish? 
Injury or being deported.