Derrick J. Mahoney is a lifetime native of Kansas and lover of the outdoors. He has been leading day hikes and backpacking trips since 2013, including trips to Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Washington, Oregon and Colorado. Derrick often leads day hikes and backpacking trips with his wife, Cindy. Most weekends you will find them on trail with a group of hikers. In 2021 Derrick thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail and in 2022 he thru-hiked the Colorado Trail.