RJ Hansen

AKA - "Rex"

  • From Bonney Lake, WA
  • Job: Freelancer
  • Experience: None
  • Website: http://www.treearrowsmedia.com/


Age: 26
Previous Thru-hikes: None.

What are some of your hobbies?
Filmmaking, Creating, Going to EDM shows, Watching the sunrise or sunset, Playing Drums.

So why are you doing the Great Western Loop?
I am helping film a documentary. I’ve always wanted to do a big hike like this. I wanna do something wild, something that people call it crazy. I wanna get out of my comfort zone and seek something different and learn something new.

What do you think will get you to the end?
I think the relationships I build and the stories I hear will encourage me to keep going, to keep fighting till the end.

What do you want to be remembered for? 
The guy that helped encourage others. The optimistic one.

How would your parents describe you?
I have good energy, I’m a little crazy sometimes (in a good way), very open, free spirit.

What’s your luxury item?
My cinema camera, because I love to create stories with it and share it with others.

Three words to describe yourself?
Passionate. Honest. Free Spirit.

Describe your perfect day on trail.
Definitely gotta be getting to know other people and their stories, enjoying beautiful scenery.

What would be the reason for you NOT to finish?
Serious health problems would be the only thing stopping me. Your health is most important.