At a time law graduates would sell their arms and legs and maybe something more to get into a BigLaw, a Sidley Austin associate has dumped his enviable job to go hiking from Delaware to California with a tent and his dog, Mabel.

George Tyler Coulson, a bankruptcy associate at the BigLaw sent a memo to all his colleagues at the firm last week that said BigLaw just isn’t right for me right now.

Speaking to Above the Law, Coulson said the folks at Sidley are great but he get out from behind a desk.

I need to move around, I need to have an adventure, and I need to meet some people. It’s too easy to forget who you are, sometimes, Coulson said.

ATL has suggested to Coulson to maintain a diary or journal because this is the stuff that book deals are made of.