Author Archives: Lon "Halfmile" Cooper

About Lon "Halfmile" Cooper

Lon Cooper is a hiker, photographer, maker of Pacific Crest Trail maps, and volunteer blogger for the Pacific Crest Trail Association. He lives near San Diego, CA and is known as "Halfmile" on the PCT. Lon's other web sites include,, and

10-year-old Sunshine Thru-Hiking In 2011

10-year-old Sunshine and her father Balls are profiled in Salem Oregon Statesman Journal today. The pair begins thru-hiking the PCT on April 29th.

Both Sunshine and Balls have journals on

In case you were wondering Sunshine turns 11 in May, so 10-year-old Scrambler will remain the youngest person to ... Read more