Lawton “Disco” Grinter is a veteran long-distance hiker and triple crowner having completed end-to-end hikes of the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail and two hikes of the Pacific Crest Trail. In addition to the “Big 3″ he has also hiked the John Muir Trail, Colorado Trail and Grand Enchantment Trail in his 13,000+ miles of long-distance hiking since 1999. He filmed, edited and produced the trail documentary entitled “The Walkumentary” which covered his 2006 southbound Continental Divide Trail hike. He co-hosts “The Trail Show” podcast and his first book, I Hike, was published in 2012.
Home: Denver, CO
Outdoor Organization Involvement:Volunteer Trail Maintainer at Colorado Trail Foundation
Favorite Training Ground: Indian Peaks Wilderness, CO – Having a Wilderness Area of this caliber this close to Denver has provided an amazing high altitude training ground for me. With high passes above 12,000′ and a fraction of the crowds of Rocky Mountain National Park to the north, this Wilderness Area is always a treat to go hiking in.
Favorite Pack: The Gorilla
I Never Hit the Trail Without: My EuroSchirm Silver Trekking Umbrella.