Mac McDonald

AKA - "Sherlock"

  • From Scottsville, KY
  • Job: Banana Ripener
  • Experience: AT '14, Living Room '18.


Age: 34
Previous Thru-hikes: AT ’15.

What are some of your hobbies?
Snowboarding, diving, traveling, and the occasional nude dip.

So why are you doing the Great Western Loop?
You had me at “Great” but with “Loop” added it just seems right.

What do you think will get you to the end?
Coke, coke, and coke. BUT NOT PEPSI. Never Pepsi.

What do you want to be remembered for?
Change, preferably not the money kind.

How would your parents describe you?
Unmarried and hard to follow.

What’s your luxury item?
Roll luggage with sturdy wheels.

Who is the person you look up to the most and why?
Sherlock Holmes, because he’s fictional.

Three words to describe yourself?
Only need one: Clairvoyant.

Describe your perfect day on trail?
Pizza and a coke, waiting for me as I get off of my helicopter ride.

What would be the reason for you NOT to finish?
Nuclear war, OR, the world suddenly running out of popsicles.