Name: Dave Farwick
Position: Director of Spousal Management & Communication
Home Base: Windermere, FL
First Adventure: Founder
Best Quote: “I love the Smokies. I’d be happy if we always came back here.” – (2005 trip to Smoky Mtn NP) –
Second Best Quote: “F**k the Smokies. We’re never going back.” – (one year later on 2006 trip to Glacier National Park)
Story: Dave met Don & Rick back in college through Brother Bill Davis. Although he was from south Florida, Dave made several post-college moves and he eventually settled into the tiny township of Windermere (near Orlando) with the rest of us.
Dave signed on to our crazy pipe dream of hiking the Chilkoot Trail back in 2004. None of us had any experience backpacking or even camping to speak of. Also, there was no internal craving to connect with nature or anything like that. We were just some married-with-children, middle-aged guys looking to add some adventure back to our lives.
Dave has made most of our trips but misses occasionally. He is famous for being our strongest hiker and he has suckered several newbies into trying to match his strength & endurance. The biggest challenge on Dave is wrangling him for any kind of A-B commitment, communication or activity. He is known for disappearing off of the grid for days and weeks at a time. And at times he even makes Brother Kevan look “connected” (and that’s a guy who is so in the shadows that he doesn’t even have voicemail). As we say in the brotherhood, “if you can find Dave…..you’ve got him.”