Rich Brinkman

Finding Community on the Pacific Crest Trail

Rich Brinkman of Leavenworth, aka “Roadwalker,” is a professor of sociology at Wenatchee Valley College. Last year he took a sabbatical to hike the Pacific Crest Trail to study the subculture of PCT hikers and the “trail angels” who help hikers accomplish their goals. During his 150-day hike, Rich conducted interviews with fellow through-hikers and … Continued