Dan just graduated from University of Michigan, and will be heading to Africa in the winter with the Peace Corps. He wants to get some experience roughing it before shipping out, as he has very little backpacking skills - and this trail corps seems to be the perfect opportunity. He recently grew a mustache for charity, but thankfully it is now shaved.
Dan also just realized he doesn't have enough to say about himself to make a 2-3 paragraph biography. But hopefully after a few years and a few awesome experiences like this summer, he'll be able to put together a much more interesting personal summary.