Fuzzy Monkey (David Gates) is an accomplished long distance hiker and adventurer. Fuzzy Monkey’s most notable adventures have been a Thru-Hike of the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail and a Thru-Hike of the 2,176 mile Appalachian Trail, and Thru-Hike of Vancouver’s West Coast Trail.
David’s adventurous spirit began as a youth growing up with his mother, father and two older sisters. As a youth David and his family visited Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore National Park, Everglades National Park. Arcadia National Park. Disney World, Vancouver for the 1986 world fair, and numerous other trips.
As an adult David continues to travel and have adventures. Traveling alone and with close friends David has hiked the following: Bright Angel Trail in the Grand Canyon, Praia Canyon in Utah, Angles Landing in Zion National Park, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. David would like to credit his friend Joe for not only planning but enthusiastically participating in some of these early adventures. David’s adventures and interest not only include hiking but also white water rafting, spelunking and paragliding.
Other noteworthy international trips and adventures include, a cathedral tour in England. A four-day trek to Machu Picchu in Peru. Whisky tasting and kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland.
Personal note from David:
I’ve received a many questions and interest about my trips. I created this blog to answer those questions and to assist others who are interested in learning from my experience. The adventure reviews provide an overview of my personal experience for each trip. Gear reviews explain what worked for me and why I choose each particular piece of gear. I also include video highlights for each experience . My hope is to entertain and inspire you in some way. The photo albums are from my personal collection, and the journals are for your reading and enjoyment. If you have any questions I’d love to hear from you. Thanks for visiting and enjoy the site.
Fuzzy Monkey (David)