End-to-Enders List
A Compilation of Known Trail Completions


"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor."
- Henry David Thoreau

 

REPORT A SUCCESSFUL END-TO-END COMPLETION OF THE G.E.T. HERE

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As of 2015 we are no longer maintaining a detailed, chronological list of completions. All the same, we very much welcome hearing from those who've finished the route. By all means fill out the form at the bottom of this page, and we'll be happy to post word of your completion on your behalf in the online trail register.

 

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48. David Evans (Tibetan) - thru-hike (westbound)
47. Benjamin Mayberry - completed in 2 sections 2011 & 2014
46. Brian Tanzman (Buck-30) - thru-hike (eastbound)
45. Adam Fryska - thru-hike (eastbound)
44. Marc Jouanicot (Whitefish) - thru-hike (eastbound) (w/ Juliane Hudson)
43. Juliane Hudson (Pace)
- thru-hike (eastbound) (w/ Marc Jouanicot)
42. Paul Briggs (Zard)
- thru-hike (eastbound)
41. Richard Larson (Skittles)
- thru-hike (eastbound) (w/ Lawton Grinter)
40. Lawton Grinter (Disco)
- thru-hike (eastbound) (w/ Richard Larson)

Other extended journeys:

Ben Mayberry hikes from Salida CO to Phoenix AZ using a self-made route across the Sangre de Cristo Range and Rio Grande del Norte National Monument into NM, a portion of the Northern NM Loop south to Santa Fe, and then joining the GET westbound at Albuquerque.

 

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39. Paul Healy - thru-hike (westbound)
38. Scott Piddington (Voyageur)
- completed in 2 sections (eastbound)
37. Ryan Sylva (Dirtmonger)
- thru-hike (westbound)
36. Mary Kwart (Fireweed)
- thru-hike (eastbound)
35. Kristin Gates (Lost)
- thru-hike (eastbound)
34. Christina B. (EnviroPyro)
- thru-hike (eastbound)
33. Alistair Des Moulins
- thru-hike (eastbound) (w/ Gail Des Moulins)
32. Gail Des Moulins
- thru-hike (eastbound) (w/ Alistair Des Moulins)
31. Simon Tyroler (Wildefire)*
- completed in sections 2008-2013 (w/ Patricia Mazzolini)
30. Patricia Mazzolini (Plastic)
- completed in sections 2008-2013 (w/ son, Simon Tyroler)

* Simon Tyroler age 16 at time of completion.

Other extended journeys:

Ryan "Dirtmonger" Sylva completes "Vagabond Loop" across AZ, UT, CO, and NM while using portions of the Arizona Trail, Hayduke Trail, CDT / Colorado Trail, and all of the GET. (This is a variation on the Great Southwest Circle first envisioned on this website, and represents a first completion of such a loop.)

 

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29. Del Ruckle (Rocco) - thru-hike (eastbound)
28. Don Johnson
- thru-hike (eastbound) (w/ Dan Bedore)
27. Dan Bedore (Fashionplate Dan)
- thru-hike (eastbound) (w/ Don Johnson)
26. Will Tatman (Stryder)
- thru-hike (eastbound)
25. Cam Honan (Swami)
- thru-hike (eastbound)

Other extended journeys:

John Calhoun (Mother Nature's Son) completes long section hike from Phoenix to the Coronado Trail region of eastern Arizona, as part of a group that includes Dan Bedore and Don Johnson (see above). Other members of the group starting at First Water Trailhead are George "Travelin' Man" Roach, who hiked to Superior, and Dick Hitz (Tin Cup), who hiked to Safford.



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24. Kevin Manning (Frostbite) - thru-hike (westbound)
23. Adam Bradley (Krudmeister)
- thru-hike (eastbound)
22. Dave DiSanto (Kiros)
- thru-hike (eastbound)
21. Michael Chipman (Tahoe Mike)
- thru-hike (eastbound) (w/ Jellybean)
20. Jeannie Zortman (Jellybean)
- thru-hike (eastbound) (w/ Tahoe Mike)
19. Gary Lindberg (Lindy)
- thru-hike (eastbound)
18. Sean Gregor (Reststop)
- thru-hike (westbound)
17. Rich Gambale (Greenleaf)
- thru-hike (eastbound) (w/ Apple Pie)
16. Arlette Laan (Apple Pie)
- thru-hike (eastbound) (w/ Greenleaf)

 


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15. Brett Tucker (blisterfree) - thru-hike (westbound)
14. Eric Payne (Hearsay)
- thru-hike (westbound)
13. Robert Hoxie (Pinball Wizard)
- thru-hike (westbound)
Other extended journeys:

Christian Timmerman & Lori Adkison (SloRide & Shake 'n Bake) complete long section hike from Phoenix AZ to Magdalena NM in April and May.
Bill Dayton completes long section hike from Phoenix to the Rio Grande (April to early June).
Gary W. (Red & Gary) completes long section hike from Phoenix AZ to Monticello NM (spring 2010).
Kyle & Jeannie complete long section hike from Phoenix to the Gila NF (spring 2010).
Avy Harris completes 400 mile solo section hike starting from Phoenix.

 

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12. Tom Weir - thru-hike (westbound)
11. Barbara Zinn
- completed in sections (incl. ABQ thru to Kelvin AZ '09)
10. Brett Tucker (blisterfree)
- completed in sections (2009)
9. Herman Senter
- thru-hike (eastbound)
8. Travis Anderson ("d=rt")
- thru-hike (eastbound)
7. Li Brannfors
- thru-hike (eastbound)
Other extended journeys:

Michael VanDam completes hike from Albuquerque to Phoenix in mid-late autumn, mostly via self-made, cross-country route closer to the border / below the high country, avoiding snow and cold.
Ken & Marcia Powers complete long section hike from Phoenix to Morenci.

 

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6. Brett Tucker (blisterfree) - completed in sections (2008)
5. Lee Blackwell
- completed in sections (2007-2008)
(mountain bike incl. self-made alternate routes) (w/ Scott Morris)
4. Scott Morris
- completed in sections (2007-2008) (mountain bike incl. self-made alternate routes) (w/ Lee Blackwell)
Other extended journeys:

Bonita Helton (Mother Goose) completes long section hike from Albuquerque to Glenwood in October and November.
Sage Clegg completes long section hike from Albuquerque to Glenwood in November and December.

 

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No completions reported for 2007.
Other extended journeys:

Andrew Skurka completes the Great Western Loop, a 6,875-mile hike that includes 350 miles of the G.E.T. from the Gila Cliff Dwellings to the Superstition Wilderness.

 

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3. Anthony Culpepper (Trippin' Ant) - thru-hike (westbound)
2. Brett Tucker (blisterfree)
- completed in sections (2005-2006)

 

 

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1. Brett Tucker (blisterfree) - thru-hike (eastbound)
 

 



To report a successful completion of the Grand Enchantment Trail and have your name added to the End to Enders List, fill out and submit the form below, including the type of trip (thru-hike or series of section hikes), the direction of travel, your start & finish dates (a precise finish date is helpful for listing completions in the correct order), and any observations or insights regarding your experience. Links to photos and journal entries that reflect on your time along the G.E.T. are also welcome. (If your information happens to appear on the list incorrectly, or if you'd rather your name not appear here at all, please let us know and we'll attend to it asap.)

Standards for qualification: A trail completion means the hiker has walked the entire 700+ mile distance between the G.E.T.'s termini at Phoenix and Albuquerque, following the suggested (primary) trail route, and/or its alternate routes or those of the hiker's own making. Exceptions are granted, within reason, in the event that a small section or sections of the route were closed to travel - by official order or natural circumstances - at the time of the hiker's arrival, thereby compelling the hiker, in the interest of safety or prudence and after exhausting all reasonable alternatives, to detour by vehicle or otherwise "skip" such sections.

 



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