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Mornings were pretty perfect most of the time on the PCT. This year Im hiking the Kungsleden Trail in Sweden and crossing my fingers that the weather will play nice :) not something we are overly used to in the north :) . . . . #explore #travel #landscapephotography #takeahike #getoutside #keepitwild #adventure #welivetoexplore #exploremore #nature #mexicotocanada #trail #outdoors #thruhiking #pctig #trekthepct #hikertrash #thruhiker #thruhike #thetrek #hike #optoutside #hiking #backpacking #pacificcresttrail #pct2018 #pct #trailhunger
PCT I'm coming! Incredible feeling to get this permit confirmation. It was almost Impossible to get into the application process🙈 Now I need a beer to calm down my nerves 🍻😇 Cheers! #pct2019 #mexicotocanada #permit #cerveza
Ollalie Lake Resort claimed to be 607 miles away from Canada. I came a far way - little did I know that the best part was still ahead of me. . It was quite a exciting day. After the shitty day leaving Bend (late start at 9am, hiking through lava fields and getting to camp at 8:45pm after very fast 31 miles) I allowed myself to sleep in an hour. Shortly after getting up I saw two deer, then continued hiking through burnt trees and smoke. Mt Jefferson was hiding behind a curtain of smoke - pity. I crossed Dead Horse Creek - at least that's how we called it after what had happened to a unlucky equestrian a couple of weeks earlier - the rotting horse still visible for those who dared to look. Had lunch with Boo Boo and her mom. Then I hiked up a pass, finally leaving the burnt area. Mt Jefferson was still hiding behind the smoke. Coyote encounter on trail - we were looking at each other for half a minute, wondering what had brought us there to meet. I passed a few lakes. Cold wind came up. Was it going to rain? I'd forgotten my rain dance the night before...rain was direly needed. There were some clouds forming and the wind eventually blew away the smoke. I got to Ollalie Lake and called it a day. Nice little spot, few cabins if you're early and have the money - or free camping like I did. The store has only energy to power its fridges - no light bulbs - which means they have to close when it gets dark. You could easily resupply here. I had resupplied the day before in Bend so I was good, went to set up my tent and get some well earned rest. What a day. And there were many more to come. 607 miles to Canada.
We often hear that hru-hiking is a mental struggle more than anything else. I am curious to know the words you tell yourself when the day is hard and taking another step seems impossible. My friend @redeyechronicles thru-hiked the AT and repeated “There is nowhere else I’d rather be.” as many time as needed throughout the trail. It was true, but sometimes hard to remember. The other day, I found myself repeating FUCKFUCKFUCK nonstop during training... not the most positive of mantras but it did get me through so whatever 🤷‍♀️ What’s yours? Can we gather of collections of wise or hilarious mantras? Go to my Story to screenshot an blank one of these and share :) 💭💩 #classof2019 #pct2019 #pct2018 #pcta #pct #pacificcresttrail #thruhike #thruhiker #trekthepct #backpackerlife #thruhike #pctig #thetrek #backpackerlife #illustration #happytrails #womenwhohike #optoutside #procreate #ipadpro #applepencil #appalachiantrail #trektheat #at2019
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Are you planning for your hike wisely or hurting your chances of finishing? Click the link in the bio to find out! 🧐 This is my gift to all of you. As a past thru hiker I wanted to give back and help others succeed in their dream of completing a thru hike. 🎯 If you only read one article on this site, please let it be this one! To me, this article represents where hikers are most likely to hurt their chances of having a successful hike. I put a lot of time and thought into this one and I hope it resonates with you. 🙌🏼 Happy trails, my friends. ~”Flick” PCT 2018 ✅ #nature #travel #adventure #wanderlust #outdoors #naturelovers #camping #hiking #mountains #gooutside #trainhard #fitness #lovetheoutdoors #getoutdoors #adventureseeker #goexplore #adventureislife #pctig #nomadiclife #choosemountains #pct2019 #at2019 #cdt2019 #jmt2019 #trailsidefitness #thruhiker #sectionhiker #backpacking #pcta
This summer I tried to take a picture of every National Park, National Forest, and Wilderness sign I came across. How’d I do? • • • • • • #pctig #pacificcresttrail #pct2018 #thruhike #ultralight #backpacking
DON'T THIS SHIT MAKE MY PEOPLE WANNA "JUMP! JUMP!" . DON'T THIS SHIT MAKE MY PEOPLE WANNA "JUMP! JUMP!" Damn I'm hyped rn! . . Like. Comment. Share. Follow. Enjoy!!
I finally filmed a video update for those who follow me on YouTube (stay tuned tomorrow 🤪) and I realized how awkward I am and how awkward it is to just sit there and talk to yourself. 🤣 But I feel like I am finally getting out of this rut I have been in. Post-trail blues is a real thing and something I thought I wouldn’t be affected by. But I have been a sad little pup. Now, I look happy and actually feel happy and excited and hopeful. Connecting with other hikers and making hiking plans has got me alllllll excited. WHAT TRAIL IS NEXT!? 🥾 🥾
With only 2 more days of snow we were hitting the slopes. I finally got my hands on the footage from one of my best runs off the year. #bootski #pct2018 #pctyoyo #scheisse 🎥:@bonesthenomad #gopro
500 days and my mind has never been more clear. . . As my heart beats out of my chest, it is filled with immense pride and gratitude, simultaneously my heart aches. A milestone I should be incredibly proud of. I am. Yet the one person I most valued in these shared moments of accomplishment is no longer here. . . As my heart aches ever so slight versus pride, I try to assemble the words. 500 days without alcohol, it was never a matter of how long. It was an intentional purpose every single day. It was remaining present. It was witnessing physical resilience day in & day out. It was honoring mental clarity. It was emotional freedom & feeling every damn emotion. It was a choice every single day to NOT put alcohol inside of me. If you asked me if this was possible 3 years ago, I would have said absolutely not. But here I am. And this wisdom comes from my number one, my mom. She was the wise warrior who would be so damn proud right now. . . How? Surrender. Inhale slowly, and exhale through everything that I am; depressed, anxious, addicted, traumatized, abused, lost.. but free. All of those things may have once defined me, but now as I surrender to my insecurities and my pain, I (exhale) release it and it no longer defines me. It gives me strength, wisdom and clarity. . . I am here. 500 days. Woah. I keep gratitude toward the one woman who taught me everything I need to know about sobriety and the one woman who believed in me most. Momma, I’m still reaching sobriety milestones and I’ll keep doing it for YOU. 💜 . . Because I reached a high point in life today, here’s a photo of me at the highest point along the PCT.
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL | DAY 80 | 49 Miles | Neo @6foothikes Pooping or posing, you decide 💁‍♀️
Completing all the final necessary tasks before venturing down the trail. Jelly Bones and a pair of scissors trim Moon Guy's mustache, more for preventing crumbs getting stuck and the very annoying chewing on mustache hairs than looking dapper.
It's been a little more than a month since completing the PCT and a lot of memories from trail have come back to me during that time. A whole lot of them involve taking care of Frank's needs which often meant long lunch breaks, slow mornings and extra rest days. It might have been easier (and certainly faster) to hike without a dog, but I don't think I would have enjoyed myself near as much as I did having him with me. I also would not have looked after myself as well, or enjoyed as many slow moments ❤️ we learned so much on this trip and I'm very exited to apply it all to our next BIG adventure 🏔 #campingwithdogs #squawesomefrank #pacificcresttrail #pctig #trekthepct #thruhike #exploreclub #noplacetoofar #backpacking
Midas Creek was pretty rad. Hit a pick-up sized boulder and flipped out of my @alpacka_raft. Before dropping into the legendary Noatak River... Day temps weren't the warmest, but I survived.
Painted Lady Peak, over the Rae Lakes Basin, Sierra Nevada, California. Kings Canyon National Park. Another incredible landscape taken while hiking the #pacificcresttrail . This trail is unbelievable. Support the Pacific Crest Trail Association @pctassociation #pctig #pacificcresttrail #backpacking #camping #landscape #landscape_lovers #olympusomd #pct #visualfever #photographysouls #photooftheday #nature #naturelovers #instalike #instadaily #instaday #sierranevada #instafollow #reflection #california #californialove #californiaadventure #jmt #johnmuirtrail #sunset #lake #mountains #alpineglow #olympus #getolympus
DRINK YO MILK. . For those who persevere and make it to NorOr/WA, be blessed by the gracious flow of glacial milk. Finest in the land, full of all the minerals Hood, Adams, and/or Rainier have to offer! Only thing smoother is a fresh can of Rainier! QUESTION: Is the Rainier PCT edition still around???? . . Like. Comment. Share. Follow. Enjoy!!
Only 110 days until we start walking from Mexico to Canada. We talked for a long time about what date to apply for when the permit system went live on 14th November as there's so much to consider. Middle of April is too popular and hard to get (they only release 50 permits per start date). Too early and you'll risk snow in the San Jacinto mountains and get to the high Sierra too early for the snow there to be passable. Too late and the desert will be unbearably hot, water sources might be dry and you might not make it to Canada before the winter storms make Washington state impassable....and then there's the possibility of a high snow year and how that changes the date at which the Sierra becomes safe. So we went for the 4th of May. A little late but we are happier to go with less snow travel and take less zeros to make up our time. Ultimately we can't control the weather and we can't plan out the whole trail. We will just have to learn to let go and work with what it gives us. Probably a very good lesson for our lives in general. We were very lucky to have snagged permits at all, let alone on the same date, as not everyone got one. Looking forward to all the surprises this trail has in store for us! #pct #pct2019 #pacificcresttrail #thruhike #pctthruhike #hiking #trail #pctig #womenwhohike #pctnobo #trekthepct #liveoutdoors #adventureisoutthere #hiketheworld #hikertrash #thetrek #werehikers #hikemore #hikerlife #rei1440project #wildernessculture #thegreatoutdoors #backpacking #optoutside #exploremore #liveyouradventure #wanderlust #neverstopexploring #pcta
Love these positive humans right here. 💜
As the President of the West Coast chapter of the BS Association this wasn't my best run. 1,000 miles of dirt left me out of practice compared to the snowy Sierra. #pct2018 #pctyoyo #BootSki
Guess what?!? My site is up and running! Go check it out link in bio! Stay tuned 👀But really, link in dat bio tho!!!#womenwhohike #pctassociation #whyihike #pct #pct2019 #idhikethat #whyihike #hiking #optoutside #pnw #outside ##backpacking #backpackerlife #pctig #hikerlife #hiker #keepitwild #keepexploring #exploremore #hikemore
4:30AM. It’s a bit cold and I hate waking up early. @hans_vormhat and I camped at a flat spot but it was windy as heck that night. We were shooting for Cajon Pass because PB really want his McDoubles. We make 10 miles by 10AM and we both sit to have a snack at a large water reservoir called Lake Silverwood. I’m crunching down on a dry bag of ramen and re taping my sad feet, PB takes off before me and a coupla miles later I meet a dude named Biscuit. An experienced hiker with a tiny pack and some bottled Pacifico? That’s cold?!? He calls me over and I think he’s trying to tell me I’m going the wrong way but I know that I’m not. Confused, I walk over to him and he ask if I wanted a beer. “Fuck yeah, I do. Where’d they come from?” Turns out a Mom to a kid that was also on the PCT just felt like throwing out some trail magic. Biscuit was waiting for his friend to pick him up so he could go spend a few days in LA and got lucky when the Mom passed by in her RV. I drank one beer and took another one for the road. He also gave me some bud which was rad because PB had run out. I still had 12 miles to go but I didn’t care about McDonald’s and now I had beer so what was the rush? I reach the infamous McDonald sign and there are three warm Coors Banquets at the junction. So naturally, I shotgun one. I meet my friends at the Best Western with two bags of chips hanging out of my mouth and a subway sandwich in hand. We all take turns showering, throw all of our laundry together to be washed (bad idea, our clothes were probably cleaner before that) and eat lots of Del Taco. It was a good day. ________________________________________ #pct #pct2018 #trekthepct #pctig #pacificcresttrail #hikertrash #vegan #govegan #herbivoroushiker #womenwhohike #thruhike #gooutside
Reason no. 672 why life is good: Desert sunsets. 📷 @na_diagram #thetrek #trekthePCT
“I talk a lot on here about being uncomfortable, about how pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone in necessary for growth. It’s a lot easier to talk about than it actually is to do. There’s a lot of hype. A lot of anticipation. Often times it involves a ton of sweat, tears and swearing in frustration. That’s the most challenging part, the nitty-gritty; the can’t remember the last time you slept in a bed or showered, the nothing but tuna in a tortilla, rice and peanut butter for days on end, layers of dirt and filth caked onto your tired muscles. It’s there when your mind will want to play tricks on you. It’ll try and tell you that what you’re doing is pointless or that it doesn’t matter if you make it to the end. But quitting would be comfortable. I knew what a warm bed and shower felt like. But a warm bed and shower after months upon months of going up and down mountains on a continuous footpath through every sort of weather Mother Nature wanted to throw at me, while pushing my mind and body to dig deeper to continue on to the end and finally making it.. well, that is deserved. The Pacific Crest Trail, the first continuous footpath that led me to myself, saved me from myself and showed me my ability to sit with uncomfortable and see it through. Finding that is dangerous; the kind of dangerous I’ll forever keep chasing. #womenwhohike ” - @fearlesssarah #trekthePCT #thetrek
Pacfic Crest Trail ~ Sierras ~ Silver Pass
Home is where the blazes lead. . Ya boy will be on trail February 25th. Apart from hiking, I'm looking to make one thing: CONTENT, CONTENT, CONTENT! Let's shoot! Got ideas? Come find me! DM me, Let's chew the fat. Got a story? Let's shoot it! Got 8000+ miles to cover and alot of side trails to crush! I'm writing my story as the movie is being shown. What chapter do you come in?? . . Like. Comment. Share. Follow. Enjoy!!
I just realized I never shared this incredible gift from my dear friend @fastwalking_enthusiast. She took one of my photos from each month of our PCT thru-hike and turned them into these gorgeous oil paintings. Do you recognize any of these spots?
A solid six months until I'm back here
Where the Continental Divide Trail meets the Colorado Trail.
Somewhere far away from Minnesota
Solitude and sunsets.
Jaron & Remo AKA Leggo & Raymeow AKA Legogorn & Raynow AKA Legogorndalf & IGuessIgoByTheNameRayNow AKA Moist & Swiss CheeseBerger w/ lettuce, tomato, pickle.... AKA Daphne & Shaggy AKA Jake Gyllenhaal & Heath Ledger AKA Yanky Wanker & Robot (+ more) #trailname #pct #pacificcresttrail #pctthruhike #pct2018 #PCTig #pacificcresttrail2018 #thruhiker #thruhike #trekthepct #optoutside #hikingculture #mexicotocanada
This is such a crowded area but so few people venture off the main trail, it’s easy to find solitude. This is somewhere around #PCT mile 1158. The snow looked surreal. #nofilter #pctig #snowshoeing #tahoenationalforest #winterhike #getoutside #peakbagging
An essential of long distance backpacking is a lightweight rain coat. This shot was taken in between the rain and hailstorms that were expectedly unexpected. You can skip on the rain pants, but don’t even think of skipping the coat! . . 📸: @myfitkick . . . . #jmt2018 #johnmuirtrail #pct #hiking #trekking #backpacking #sierranevada #adventure #nature #optoutside #getoutside #outdoorphotography #stayandwander #theoutbound #mountaingirls #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #bewild #keepitwild #neverstopexploring #exploremore #justgoshoot #outdoorchicks #backpackersintheworld #wildernessculture #allaboutadventures #wondermore #pctig #hikingtheglobe #adventurenthusiasts
It's hard work getting these hard workers to relax in front of the camera. ------------------------------------------------- Sometimes you have to tell an adult joke. ------------------------------------------------- Sometimes the joke works really well. ------------------------------------------------- Pictured from l to r Brian, Angie, and Whitney near Deadfall Lakes.
Soon I'll be back on top of the world. Pretty lonely up there though. Y'all should try to climb as well! MOUNTAINS MUTHAF'KER, DO YOU CLIMB THEM!?! . . Like. Comment. Share. Follow. Enjoy!!
So turns out van life ain't too bad as preparation for the Pacific Crest Trail as we hike almost every day...but I know that isn't going to compare to hiking 20+ miles a day with a minimum of 10-12 kilos on my back in desert heat. Trying to get into a routine of exercises with dumbells, tricep dips and pushups to strengthen my weak arms and shoulders, squats for my legs and stretches to keep everything loose. Will need to do some training hikes with a heavy pack nearer the time. Following accounts like @trailside_fitness to get a better idea of what I should prioritise. Any tips let me know! #pctprep #pct #pct2019 #pacificcresttrail #thruhike #pctthruhike #hiking #trail #pctig #womenwhohike #pctnobo #trekthepct #liveoutdoors #adventureisoutthere #hiketheworld #hikertrash #thetrek #werehikers #hikemore #hikerlife #rei1440project #wildernessculture #thegreatoutdoors #backpacking #optoutside #exploremore #liveyouradventure #wanderlust #neverstopexploring #pcta
It takes a team to get them logs off the PCT. -------------------------------------------------- If having a great time with a team of great people is your jam, join a PCTA crew. Go to www.pcta.org and click on, "volunteer." Tell em the Rockers sent ya! --------------------------------------------------- Pictured Angie and Sean on the saw as Asa ( far right) explains his thoughts on how to proceed. Also pictured Tom on the left and Henry with the yellow helmet.
Wait, can we just chill here for a minute? . . PROS of thru hiking: You get to see a lot of cool views, you cover a lot of mileage, and you have bragging rights for doing all those miles. . . CONS of thru hiking: You don’t get to hang out at every cool place you see, you need to be very organized and planned out, getting back to reality can be rough if you’ve been out for several weeks amongst the beauty of nature. . . . . #jmt2018 #johnmuirtrail #pct #hiking #trekking #backpacking #camplife #sierranevada #adventure #nature #optoutside #getoutside #outdoorphotography #naturephotography #stayandwander #theoutbound #neverstopexploring #exploremore #justgoshoot #wildernessculture #allaboutadventures #wondermore #pctig #hikingtheglobe #weloveadventures #everytrailconnects #wildernesstones #outside_project #bewild #national_park_photography
Don’t forget to celebrate each summit, high mountain pass, and everything in between. 📷 @mich051 #thetrek #trekthepct
I think this is what they mean by living my best life? I'm just over here #HikingMyFeelings on the #PacificCrestTrail , taking some sweet photos, and pretending to be Pebbles from the Flintstones. 📸: @hannahbetts1
Gearing up for a PCT thru-hike or extended section hike? How many boxes are you planning on sending? We’ve compiled a through guide to resupplying along the trail. Head to the link in our profile. #trekthePCT #thetrek
You may think I’m exaggerating, but I actually had tears in my eyes when I opened my resupply box and saw this bag of Cheetos. The Sierras will break you down in ways you don’t even realize until you start crying over a bag of cheese flavored garbage. And the best part is...the second I stepped back on trail with my wonderful Cheetos strapped to the top of my pack, they got caught on a tree branch, ripped and spilled everywhere in the dirt🙃 #PCT2018 baby. The time of my life. 📸 : @twerkinthedirt . . . . . #pct #pacificcrestrail #thruhike #hikertrash #trekthepct #thruhiker #backpacking #backpackerlife #pctig #hikingadventures #hikelife #keepitwild #hikertrashvogue #optoutside #trailfood #keepexploring #exploremore #hikemore
Wearily peaceful, reflective evenings spent camping in California’s high desert, on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017. ⛰
The Shadow of the Sun. The sunsets along the trail play on repeat in my dreams. It was on trail that I first noticed the edge of light, as the sun is obstructed by the spines of the western ridges. Remarkable what Nature has in stored everyday! . . Like. Comment. Share. Follow. Enjoy!!
When trail hysteria hits! Walking through miles of burnt out Forrest just before the huge decent into Washington and crossing the bridge of the gods. Fire burn ours are kinda depressing so I thought I’d cheer everyone up! #travel #trailfam #pct #pct2018 #pctig #trekthepct #pctassociation @pctassociation #freddiemercury #hiking #fun #happy #oregon #hikertrash #nutter
Turtle life has been good for the last few days 🐢 ⛺ #turtlelife #hike #pct2019 #pctig
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