About – In 2015 I will be setting out to hike the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). When finished, I hope to head out East, and finish my 2014 hike of the Appalachian Trail (AT) by hiking from Hanover, NH to Mount Katahdin. This will complete my ‘triple crown’ of hiking (the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail).
Bio – Steven ‘Twinkle’ Shattuck knew from an early age that his time was best spent in the outdoors. When he was growing up, his family of six took yearly vacations camping out west, along with many days throughout the year spent hiking, biking, sledding, swimming, and anything else that involved being outdoors and active. His first dream job was being a paleontologist, so he could work outdoors. Yet he ended up being an accountant. Steven’s initial reason for wanting to become an accountant was due to the prolonged time off in the summers, providing him ample time to immerse himself in nature. A mix of luck and hard work would bring Steven to Denver working at Deloitte & Touche LLP. In his first three years at Deloitte he worked in Detroit, New York City, and Denver, on many large clients, both public and private.
When he was able to tear himself away from business travel and late nights at the office, he was in the Colorado Rockies hiking before sunrise to high peaks, rafting, Mountain biking in the foothills, learning how to ski, and camping with friends. He has hiked the John Muir Trail (twice), the Long Trail (End-to-End), the Colorado Trail, the High Sierra Trail, and climbed forty-eight of the fifty-eight peaks in Colorado over 14,000 feet in just one year. Utilizing the ultralight theory to go further and faster, he looks forward to tackling new, ambitious adventures, and never ‘growing up’.
In 2014, Steven obtained a Leave of Absence from Deloitte for 6 months, and hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada (2,660 miles). Upon Completing this in August, he flew out east and met a friend on the Appalachian trail in Hanover, NH. From there, he hiked 1,750 miles south to Springer Mountain. In total, he hiked over 4,400 trail miles in 2014.