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PCT • Day 147 • 2,652 miles This trail changed my life. My thruhike attempt last summer fell flat and it broke my heart. I went home feeling grateful for the experience but ultimately dissatisfied in not reaching my goal. I spent months clawing desperately through my brain, searching for answers to where I went wrong. I couldn’t move on- the only thing that made sense was to try again. I stood at the northern monument this morning having hiked roughly 4,050 miles on this little dirt ribbon that has taught me so much. I could try to spell it all out for you but I wouldn’t know where to begin. It feels like my cumulative eight months on trail has restructured my DNA. All I can say is thank you. Thank you to the trail angels who have shown me the type of kindness that blows my entire world open. Thank you to my fellow hikertrash for being the most reliable bunch to share a good laugh. Thank you to the PCTA for the endless work they do to maintain this monster trail. Thank you to my long distance trail angels who have hooked me the frick up with bountiful resupply packages (I’m looking at you @anastaszoe ) and words of encouragement. Thank you to my rockstar mom for being the #1 Trail Mom two years running. There was a contest, we all voted, and you won unanimously. To the people who have been following along via internet machine, your kind words have taken me this far. I’m filled to the brim with gratitude. I can’t believe it’s over, it doesn’t feel real. It feels like I’ll pack up my bag tomorrow morning and venture off into the woods I’ve called home for five months. Anyways, I’m really tired. I’m gonna go lay down now.
My path has been blocked, my thoughts are breaking apart. Hope is something I need and kindness was never in your words. Finding who I was is somewhere between trying to fly and losing my mind. #sober #selfworth #depression #dreaming #anxiety #artoftheday #artistsoninstagram #workingonmyself #writersofinstagram #breathe #bless #nauturelover #nauture #offthetrail #offthebeatenpath #openwound #prose #photography #poetry #picoftheday #thinking #thoughts #tree #justthoughts #justwords #mentalhealth
Tonight's sunset was amazing. Excuse my lack of focus....these were shot from a moving car. Wasn't about to pass up colors like these! 😍
A quick stop off the road before a meeting today. Love the wildness of old Florida. #offthebeatenpath #aroadlesstravelled #oldflorida #landscapephotography #wideopenspaces
Just two of the friends you will meet on #irishtalesandtrails with Time Travel Adventures. Learn more: http://bit.ly/talesandtrails #visitnorthernireland #hikinginireland #offthebeatenpath #slowtravel #visitdonegal #solotravel #bucketlist #fitnessjourney
I have a love and hate relationship with those urban highways crossing Tokyo. Seen from the ground they are ugly and literally killed some historic areas such as Nihonbashi. They are very expensive as well. But they are super convenient… and in the night, they look great. Photo and Text by @pierrojapon for TokyoStreetView
Take the cable car to : Roosevelt Island is a narrow island in New York City's East River. It lies between Manhattan Island to its west and the borough of Queens, on Long Island, to its east. It is politically part of the borough of Manhattan. Open around the clock and the eggs Benedict are to die for . Lower East side New York.. #foryourself #rooseveltislandtram #rooseveltisland #newyorkcity #tramway #24hours #breakfast #video #bethere #traffic #videooftheday #street #relax #manhattan #bridge #newyork #waiting #like4likes #방탄소년단 #traveltheworld #traveller #cntraveler #budgettraveller #offthebeatenpath #usa #tourist #tourisme #art #streetphotography #relaxingday
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Castle hunting in #slovenia , this one will do.. #predjamacastle #fortified #castleonahill #offthebeatenpath
Took the #lincolnsculpturewalk in #hartfordct and caught this gem of @roddjefferies giving’ Abe props for a great run. . Also, CT has one of the coolest state capital buildings we’ve seen! 😍 Made it too late to go inside though... BUMMER. . And did I mention #steamedburgers at Ted’s? Our kind of day. 👌🏼 . Hartford (and temple #82 for us) ✅ . . . @meaningfulmiles #abrahamlincoln #exploring #offthebeatenpath #hiddengems #ushistory #ctstatecapitol #meaningfulmiles #doyothang #doityourway #fulltimerv #domoreofwhatyoulove #yolo
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Surreal experience watching the sunrise at the peak of Mount Inerie. Besides my fearless guide, I had the place to myself. No jostling for space, no selfie sticks in the way, nobody trying to sell me anything. Just the sound of the wind and my thoughts. Exhausting 3.5 hours up, 2.5 down. Check the triangle shadow the volcano casts looking the other way. I'm done! No more volcanoes 😂 🏔 🇮🇩 #mountinerie #flores #indonesia #bajawa #manulalu #manulaluvilla #indonesiavolcanoes #landofvolcanoes #florestourism #floresexploretheextraordinary #travelindonesia #southeastasia #southeastasiatravel #offthebeatenpath #getoffthebeatenpath #backpacking #sunrise #sunrisephotography #igtravel #solotravel #peoplewhohike #peoplewhohikewhoshouldnt #awesupply #postcardplaces #travelstories #seetheworld #travelholic #dontlookdown
This was the only chill part I could film. Most exhilarating drive ever. #puertorico #travel #offthebeatenpath
Adventures with this little guy 🐶 #mrdarcy #bestmates #dogwalk #offthebeatenpath #adventure #timeout
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Though I live in the heart of San Diego I barely make it to the beach and all the trails and beauty it has to offer. My mother took this pic of me when she visited from Wisconsin last week. In the moment. . . #offthebeatenpath #path #trail #trails #bike #biking #beach #sand #giant #vans #fam #family #fitfam #mom #boardwalk #cali #california #socal #blessed #awesome #sandiego #pacific #ocean #God #life #live #love #LIVElife
This is us! I’m Cindy. A semi-retired RN. And, my husband Bob. A retired electrical lineman. Our home is a small town in Indiana. We were high school sweethearts and have been married forever! 😊 We have a blessed life with 3 grown children (with great spouses). And 6 grandchildren. Life is good!! 😊 #bcw .rvthereyet #rvthereyet #retirementadventures #blessed #livinglife #nationalparks #roadtrip #offthebeatenpath #travel #GrandDesign #Reflection #gdrv #ford250diesel #happycampers #adventureisoutthere #findyourpark #lineman #rn
My shoes are falling apart but atleast the Outback has a nice pair A crazy deal presented itself today. Couldn't pass it up! 😀
Stehekin to Canada (~80 miles) It felt like I floated through my last four days on trail. The weather was beautiful and the miles felt easy, but it wouldn’t have mattered otherwise. Nothing could get in between me and that Canadian border.
I’ve been kinda quiet around here lately thanks to some mysterious Honduran parasites that aren’t letting me travel too far, let alone get out of bed some days (please no medical advice, I’m getting care). So I’ve decided to dig into my files and pull out photos of some of my favorite pre-Instagram trips. Let’s start with this completely unfiltered #sunset , still the best I’ve ever seen (saying a lot), in the Togean #Islands in Sulawesi, #Indonesia . I was there on assignment for @lonelyplanet #lonelyplanetinindonesia . . . . . #travellikeagirl #travelwithlove #wanderlust #travelingwriter #lonelyplanet #travelwriter #feministtravel #solotravel #womenstravel #guidebookwriter #travelguide #traveltheworld #remotetravel #offthebeatenpath
Rainy day, moody vibes
She’s a keeper! We got @emilymhoopes , our Interior Designer, to Pawhuska so she could get a sense of The Oilman’s Daughter and what we wanted to create. Low and behold, the film crew for @thepioneerwoman was in town and nabbed her off the street for a filming. She’s a dish! You may see her on Ree’s cooking show someday. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, she is creating an amazing interior that we can’t wait to settle into. Y’all Come! #oklahoma #osagecounty #pawhuska #oldhouse #renovation #hgtv #smalltownliving #retirementplan #sisters #backroad #offthebeatenpath
So grateful for this life filled with Abuelos. ❤️
Toyota Gang 🤘🏾🤘🏾🤘🏾 #offroad #trdoffroad #toyota #funweekend #offthebeatenpath
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the roads we take.
All of our treks are in different camps and we have new routes to Machu Picchu, 3.4.5 days treks. www.mamacocaexpeditions.com . . . . . #lakes #pics #photography #offthebeatenpath #trekperu #snow #saywatrek #snowmountain #paradise #trekperu #Hikinginperu #hikes #birthday #mountainslovers #mountains #mountainbirthday #cake #mamacocaexpedition .
Paradise found – Island-style bisnis. Great feature on Santo's grass-roots tourism business. http://www.islandlifemag.com/island-life-magazine/paradise-found-island-style-bisnis/ @VanuatuIslands #santo #islandlife #vanuatutravel #offthebeatenpath #adventure #adventuretravel #vanuatu #vanuatuadventure #discovervanuatu #islandlifemagazine
New Zealand at its best! #aotea #beaches #offthebeatenpath
In case you didnt know, this is just one of the many ways you can get down the Great Wall of China! Sorry for the footage of mostly my shoes, technically one is not allowed to record or take pictures....shhhh #beijing #greatwallofchina #greatwall #china #wanderlust #adventurist #travelbug #explore #travelpassion #viewings #nowboarding #offthebeatenpath #photography #view #wanderlust #wheretonow #staytraveling #letstravel #letsgosomewhere #traveler #travel #travel #instatravel #travelgram #tourist #tourism #vacation #traveling #trip #follow #followme
Steven’s Pass to Stehekin (~110 miles) This section was filled with some insane highs and insane lows. It’s might’ve been the most mentally challenging stretch of my entire hike. I left Steven’s Pass knowing it was supposed to rain all week, but I was not prepared for what I was about to face. It rained non stop for five days and it was fucking rough. I walked alone, soaked to the bone, and much slower than my usual pace. My feet were so pruned up by the end of each day, it was painful to walk. Everything felt heavier- my gear, the clothes on my back, even the hair on my head- weighted down by water. I didn’t have dry socks, a warm sleeping bag, or any goddam spunk for five days. The sun came out often enough to remind me it was still up there. I would’ve forgotten otherwise. Morale was scary low but the views boosted my spirit. I walked through Glacier Bay Wilderness and had to pick up my jaw from the ground as much as my soggy ass shoes. I felt the spirit of Bob Ross in these mountains in particular. Their slopes were painted in red, yellow, and green camouflage. Happy little trees stood tall in the rain and Bobby painted rainbows in the sky during the brief, dry breaks between storm clouds. As always, the freighter full of fuckery was worth it to walk another day North.
A cozy spot at the top of the Amazon Rainforest. I recently took over my auntie’s Instagram account and am sharing photos of her luxurious bed and breakfast in the remote northern Andes. Follow @kentitambo to see more of the gorgeous Chachapoyas region of Peru - part of Peru you don’t often see photos of!
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Look at these trees. How could you not love it here? #tallahassee #spanishmoss #nature #offthebeatenpath #exploring #ilovehim
Today’s #offthebeatenpath adventure brought to you by Colonel Sanders! #ogkfc #originalkfc #whereitallbegan #ruralkentucky #americana
Definitely a remarkable and memorable trip.
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