About The Co-Hosts
Maggie (@magsexplores) and Daniel (@southpark2southmountain) met via Instagram in 2019 and eventually went on a hike together up Picketpost Mountain. We had a blast (even with getting a little lost/off trail) and were amazed by how easily social media had brought two strangers with a love for the outdoors together, resulting in a great friendship. We created AZ Bootleg 100 to expand that experience to other people, creating a community of adventurers that otherwise would have been very unlikely to meet.
Maggie moved to Arizona in the summer of 2017. She'd been hiking a few times in her life and was raised outdoorsy, but moving to Arizona has made her into a full-fledged hiking/camping/backpacking addict. She frequently hikes and camps with friends around the state.
Daniel moved to Arizona at the beginning of 2018. He'd been road running for years, then started hiking when he and his wife moved near South Mountain. He intended to hike all the trails on South Mountain, but picked up trail running to complete the challenge more quickly (he has long since completed that challenge and is our in-house SoMo expert!).