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LT Day 7 (10.4 miles) I locked myself out of the hotel I spent the night in. I was in the tshirt and shorts I slept in, 40° outside, my coffee and jacket on the other side of the door. Dobby and I hung out by the dryer vent until the front office opened. I met Jon @jon.mc.donald at the top of Whiteface Mountian and we hiked together the test of the day. We made amazing time. The day and the miles flew by. I hiked faster than usual, not wanting to be the slow one. I was still the slow one, but he was the one who kept falling, so our paces evened out. I met his friend Sarah and other strangers (Steve, Rowan, Michael the GMC caretaker) who quickly became friends at the Sterling Pond Shelter. The trail does that. It brings people together. No matter your background or beliefs, you all have this one thing in common; the one decision (or many) that brought you to this trail, this shelter, this moment, to be shared with those around you. ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ #womenwhoexplore #outdoorwomen #womeninthewild #womenwhohike #longtrail #longtrail2018 #hiking #hikingculture #explore #optoutside #thruhike #thruhiker #trail #traildiaries #endtoend #hike #backpacking #backpacker #vermont #autumn #fall #fallcolors #braids #blonde #selfie
Find the puppy! This is where Dobby spent 95% of his time when he wasn't walking on the Long Trail. Tucked away in his @keltybuilt camp blanket on top of his @thermarest , hoping no one remembers to wake him up. 🧦 🧦 🧦 🧦 🧦 #thruhike #thruhiker #longtrail #longtrail2018 #hikingwithdogs #dogsthathike #dogsofinstagram #shepherd #doglovers #exploringwithdogs #backpacking #backpack #adventuredog #adventuredognation #dog #dogs #withgalaxy #hike #traildiaries #trail #shelter
My first resupply stop in Johnson, VT. There's nothing quite like that new sock feeling. Also the first time I had on a clean article of clothing in 5 days. One thing I came to love about backpacking is that the delights are so much simpler. Not only do you carry everything you have on your back, but the things that make you ecstatic about life are so basic. An unexpected meal, a 4-walled place to sleep, the temperature not dropping below 50 degrees. Rarely would I be so grateful for such things in the real world. It is humbling to be reminded how little we need, both in material possessions and to find happiness. ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ #thruhike #thruhiker #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #outdoorwomen #longtrail #longtrail2018 #hiking #hikingculture #lessonsfromthetrail #traildiaries #hikertrash #adventure #humbled #livesimply #backpacking #hike #vermont #dirt
Murphy was not happy about sitting next to a waterfall. He is pretty afraid of water in general- I attribute it to an accidental river crossing we attempted when he was a puppy. How is a river crossing accidental? Our map instructed us to cross a stream. We read the map wrong and were confused why the stream seemed so big and deep, but others had said it was pretty easy to cross. Turns out we were trying to cross the Red River in Kentucky. I got up to my upper thighs and turned around because the current was almost knocking me over. Murph was leashed and I was hanging on to him. His head was above water but the current was pulling him away from me and the collar was choking him. It was freezing cold. I felt so guilty about it afterwards- we read the stupid map wrong and traumatized Murphy! We should never have attempted to cross the water- I didnt know how deceptive river currents and depths could be. Which makes me feel even stupider because I grew up on the coast swimming in the Gulf of Mexico every day. I knew all about rip currents but never even thought about streams or rivers being the same. And because I made some stupid decisions, Murphy won't even walk through puddles. Be conscientious of the events you put your dogs through, and if something seems off, stop and reassess the situation.
When you haven't seen leaves change colors in a few years, it's easy to forget just how stunning they are. If you ever think about hiking in Vermont, I highly recommend fall. But not too late in fall or you'll freeze your ass off like I did. New blog posts are up, link in bio. ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ #thruhike #thruhiker #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #outdoorwomen #colorchange #vermont #red #redleaves #maple #mapleleaf #longtrail #longtrail2018 #endtoend #alongthetrail #traildiaries #nature #intothewoods
I'm struggling with my decision on what state to take my bar exam in. I'm currently going to law school in Virginia and I love the Blue Ridge mountains with the bursting green summers, dynamic falls, and easy winters. I spent my summer in the PNW where I've never felt more alive- however I'm unsure about whether I could handle nine months of grey skies. Ive never been to Colorado, but my boyfriend is from the area and could easily transfer to a new job there. It seems like we can have full active schedules year riund from hiking to mountain biking to snowboarding. Have you lived in one or more of these places? Pros/cons?
i keep thinking i’m going to run out of epic vistas to hike to but oregon keeps on providing gems . . . #oregonexplored #mtjefferson #bocacave #pnwonderland #pnwestisbest #wishyouwerenorthwest #adventureisoutthere #sonya6000 #wanderlust #optoutside #exploremore #traildiaries
Dreaming about our trip to #Zion coming up in December ⛰ any recommendations? Gorgeous photo by @mblockk _ 🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿 #MountainThings #makeandwander #traildiaries #findyourpark #reioptoutside #natgeocreative #livebravely #rei1440project #sheexplores #exploretocreate #lonelyplanet #themodernvoyage #modernoutdoors #the_folknature #amongthewild #allwomenalltrails
It took us nearly an hour to find this trailhead since there was no sign or any parking. My friend and I ended up walking up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway looking for it! I was trying to find a seldom-visited trail because there are so many amazing trails that for some reason never get foot traffic. This particular trail had a trail following a stream and passing a plethora of waterfalls and also boasted an expansive bird's eye view of portions of Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains. Which do you enjoy more: finding little known trails and exploring it for the first time, not knowing what you will find? Or hiking the "must hike" trails which have attained fame and popularity?
"My little dog- a heartbeat at my feet" -EW When I was looking to get a dog, I desperately wanted a German Shepherd. I had grown up with one and he was the best dog- he killed raccoons and rattlesnakes that would attack our cats, yet he loved playing with others dogs and to lay quietly next to newborn babies. He was the ultimate protector. I wanted a dog who could do that for me- make me feel safe alone on the trail and walking him in the dark. Instead, fate brought me Murphy. Murphy is a border collie corgi mix and the exact opposite of what I wanted in a dog. When I walk him in the dark, I have to keep him close and keep a light on him (he has been actively hunted by coyotes on the trail before). While he is hardly a protector, he amazes me every day with his intelligence, agility, and bottomless energy. He easily jumps onto my kitchen counters which, while annoying, is still pretty amazing to me. If I take him to an area where a leash is not required, I can put him in heel and be confident that he will stay there until I release him from heel. He sits quietly in my lap, a little living space heater while I study. Most importantly, he sets the pace when we go out to the trails and keeps me moving. He wasn't the dog I wanted, but he was the dog I needed, and I've loved him so much from day one 🐾
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Hello Monday! Next week I start working 😱😍 I took 4 month off after my first state examination because why not 🤷‍♀️ I will miss going out for a ride in the morning, traveling and the freedom to work only if I want to - but now a new chapter of life begins and I‘m actually pretty happy about it 😁 However, until next week, I clearly have to take advantage of this beautiful golden autumn as often as I can and I started yesterday at #flowtrailstromberg (where else 😜). I just love the #nojokestrail 😍! . . . #ridebikesbehappy #autumnride #mtbgirl #ferdagirls #traildiaries #canyonstrive #mycanyon #canyonbikes #girlslovemtb #enduromtb #surfingtrails #bockaufballern #gapjump #soenduro #everythingoutdoors #mtbwomen #mtblove #mtbgirls #lifebehindbars #flowtrail #mountainbikediaries #mtbaddict #girlsshred
Shot some moody waterfalls on the trail today then refueled with some craft brews and cheese fries at @sevenarrowsbrew. Life is better in Virginia 🍃🍂🍁💕
Wondering where the hell fall is and why I'm wearing so much purple 🍃🍂🍁
In 2017, we set a goal to climb the highest peak in the #Adirondacks . _ In 2018, we did it. Despite long stretches of exhaustion, sore feet, and a twisted ankle, we did it. _ I’ll be thinking of this hike for a long time, so sorry (not sorry) for the #tbt posts that will happen from now until 2019. _ Read more about this hike on the blog. Link in bio ⛰ 🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿 #MountainThings #makeandwander #traildiaries #girlswhohike #findyourpark #reioptoutside #natgeocreative #livebravely #folkcreative #exploretocreate #lonelyplanet #themodernvoyage #awakethesoul #modernoutdoors #the_folknature #eastcoastcreatives #amongthewild
We’re working on a roundup of Deaths on the Trail for #Halloween ☠️ any stories we should definitely include? 📸: @eberhard_grossgasteiger _ _ 🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿 #MountainThings #makeandwander #traildiaries #findyourpark #reioptoutside #natgeocreative #livebravely #rei1440project #folkcreative #themodernvoyage #awakethesoul #modernoutdoors #the_folknature #eastcoastcreatives #amongthewild #ssdgm #stayoutoftheforest
October 20-30 will bring the peak fall colours to the Blue Ridge! I'm already obessesing over which trails I want to hike during that time, during what time of day, and how many I will realistically be able to hike. Who can relate 😅
a casual misty morning hiking to see a waterfall falling directly into the ocean. will wonders never cease? . . . #traildiaries #oregonexplored #oregoncoast #hartscove #exploremore #optoutside #wanderlust #pnwestisbest #pnwonderland #wishyouwerenorthwest #sonya6000 #adventureisoutthere
#tbt to backpacking two years ago and hitting mile 35 (halfway!) on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. It wasn’t easy, but the good things never are, and I’d go back and relive that week in a heartbeat - #idratherbehiking #takemeback #hikergirl #lhht #traildiaries #pennsylvaniatrails
Busker on MG Marg which has a fairly large European-style town square with shops, restaurants, pubs all around as well as gullies that lead away from the main square. Only pedestrians are allowed which makes for an interesting wander with a rather nice vibe. #busker #guitar #Gangtok #Sikkim #travel #India #traildiaries #IncredibleIndia #MGMarg #iphone
View from a bench in #Yuksom - sat there looking at these forest covered mountains whilst the sun danced amongst the clouds. #Sikkim #NorthEast #IncredibleIndia #travel #traildiaries #mountains #view #iphone
Shyachang is a millet-based alcoholic drink originally from Nepal but also popular in Sikkim. It is served in a bamboo glass with a bamboo straw. #shyachang #localbrew #Sikkim #Yuksom #beer #bamboo #millet #travel #traildiaries #iphone
votes are in and you guys said it was okay so here’s yet another shot of this majestic peak . . . #oregonexplored #wanderlust #exploremore #optoutside #pnwonderland #pnwestisbest #wishyouwerenorthwest #adventureisoutthere #adventureinstinct #muddyfork #sonya6000 #traildiaries
Honor thy tribe. 👯‍♀️ @katiejoyshaw is my go-to hiking companion and fellow #aspiring46er . Who completes your hiking #girlgang ? . . 🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿 #MountainThings #makeandwander #traildiaries #girlswhohike #46er #reioptoutside #livebravely #rei1440project #hikeadk #folkcreative #exploretocreate #lonelyplanet #awakethesoul #pacollective #modernoutdoors #the_folknature #eastcoastcreatives
Play on #GandhiJayanthi on the main market street in #Yuksom by school children. A bespectacled boy with a loin cloth and hair painted white stood still to depict a statue of Gandhi whilst people went about their everyday lives. The narrator explained what was going on and everyone including random tourists, locals, cafe owners, the constable and the town drunk stopped to watch the performance. #streetplay #Gandhi #Sikkim #IncredibleIndia #travel #traildiaries #iphone
Yuksom was the former capital of Sikkim in the 16th century. It is now mostly only visited by trekkers because it is the base for the #GoechaLatrek - it's a wonderfully picturesque, charming village. #Yuksom #Sikkim #IncredibleIndia #travel #traildiaries #iphone
Funky moth on a garish purple wall #Yuksom #Sikkim #moth #purple #traildiaries #iphone
"There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive." - Jack London #Himalayas #Kanchenjunga #JackLondon #khangchendzonga #snowcapped #GoechaLatrek #Sikkim #travel #IncredibleIndia #trek #traildiaries #summit #fullmoon #mountains #dawn #iphone
The view from ~16000ft at Goecha-La after trekking through Sikkim. This is the picture of the whole trip for me. Just before I summitted, I looked back to see the mist rolling slowly across the valley and the rising sun cast a pale pinkish streak in the sky. The snow-capped peaks were glowing in the dawn darkness under a full moon. It was absolutely overwhelming. After an exhausting climb in the cold, full of doubt, I was so glad I had a moment to myself to witness this scene of silent grandeur that will forever be etched into my retinas. @trekthehimalayas - thank you for making this experience possible! #Himalayas #Khanchendzoga #Kanchenjunga #mountains #snowcapped #snow #glacier #Sikkim #GoechaLatrek #summit #IncredibleIndia #traildiaries #trek #travel #NorthEast #panorama #iphone
Cairns are usually a pile of stones stacked on each other to act as directional landmarks in the vast landscape. #cairns #milemarker #direction #navigation #mountain #Lamune #Sikkim #IncredibleIndia #traildiaries #trek #GoechaLatrek #iphone
On the way to our campsite in Lamune. At an altitude of 13500ft, you get a good glimpse of the snowcapped peaks before the #GoechaLasummit The walk itself is incredibly beautiful with rolling mountains, moors, meadows, and rivers of icy blue water. #Sikkim #Lamune #himalayas #NorthEast #India #IncredibleIndia #travel #trek #mountains #traildiaries #river #blueskies #iphone
Everywhere on the trail there were gushing icy blue rivers carrying fresh glacier melt. #river #glaciermelt #glacier #Himalayas #traildiaries #GoechaLatrek #Sikkim #IncredibleIndia #trek #iphone
Sleepy morning on the train to NJP. Bread omelette/chai/channa/popcorn/muri are all on offer for nashta whilst passengers are still lolling around in their berths. #train #Indianrailways #railway #trains #India #IncredibleIndia #traildiaries #morningslikethese #travel #iphone
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