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Hiker reunion under the largest tree in the world! My friend @walker_in_the_woods , who was part of my original trail family on the AT, and his buddy @deeekkk , are currently thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, which conveniently crosses the parks where I work. After a late-season snowstorm made passage through the High Sierras dangerous, these two somehow convinced me to drive them all the way to Oregon and are now hiking southbound under friendlier weather. Glad I could help them on their journey, reconnect with the trail community, and dream about my next big hike 👣 #pct #thruhiking #sierranevada #sequoias

Hiker reunion under the largest tree in the world! My friend @walker_in_the_woods , who was part of my original trail family on the AT, and his buddy @deeekkk , are currently thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, which conveniently crosses the parks where I work. After a late-season snowstorm made passage through the High Sierras dangerous, these two somehow convinced me to drive them all the way to Oregon and are now hiking southbound under friendlier weather. Glad I could help them on their journey, reconnect with the trail community, and dream about my next big hike 👣 #pct #thruhiking #sierranevada #sequoias

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It’s been a crazy few weeks of working two jobs and moving into my own little place.  It’s great, I have my own space, am setting a new routine and can now focus on more of my passion projects (like my upcoming e-book). But for every step I take in this city life I feel further away from my adventurous self.  Who else is experiencing this and how do you manage it?
For now I’ll just remember to keep using my body and eventually I’ll put into place some plans for my next expedition.
Just a few more weeks until it starts to snow in Jindabyne and then you’ll know where to find me ☺️

It’s been a crazy few weeks of working two jobs and moving into my own little place. It’s great, I have my own space, am setting a new routine and can now focus on more of my passion projects (like my upcoming e-book). But for every step I take in this city life I feel further away from my adventurous self. Who else is experiencing this and how do you manage it?
For now I’ll just remember to keep using my body and eventually I’ll put into place some plans for my next expedition.
Just a few more weeks until it starts to snow in Jindabyne and then you’ll know where to find me ☺️

Can't have the sweet without the sour.
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Yesterday's weather was a drag, and the last two mornings were painful-fingertips cold. But once the sun came out, today's hike down to the highway was magnificent. Every turn of the trail revealed another spectacular view, and the asshole clouds of recent memory turned into the friendlier Bob Ross type. Good day today.

#PCT2019 #PCT #PacificCrestTrail

Can't have the sweet without the sour.
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Yesterday's weather was a drag, and the last two mornings were painful-fingertips cold. But once the sun came out, today's hike down to the highway was magnificent. Every turn of the trail revealed another spectacular view, and the asshole clouds of recent memory turned into the friendlier Bob Ross type. Good day today.

#PCT2019 #PCT #PacificCrestTrail

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Quick stop into the visitors center to get my junior ranger badge!!!

Quick stop into the visitors center to get my junior ranger badge!!!

A big, beautiful sky with roiling clouds, pelting rain and gusting winds made crossing the long stretch of the LA Aqueduct all the more bearable. This section is notorious for being hot, dry and exposed. Having a storm overhead made it so much more beautiful. #pct2019 #pct #pacificcresttrail #trekthepct #pctig #hike #hiking #hikingtrail #trail #thruhike #takeahike #neverstopexploring #worldtraveller #travelstoke #optoutside #getoutstayout #wanderlust #wildernessculture #keepitwild #outdoors #explore #landscapephotography #exploretocreate

A big, beautiful sky with roiling clouds, pelting rain and gusting winds made crossing the long stretch of the LA Aqueduct all the more bearable. This section is notorious for being hot, dry and exposed. Having a storm overhead made it so much more beautiful. #pct2019 #pct #pacificcresttrail #trekthepct #pctig #hike #hiking #hikingtrail #trail #thruhike #takeahike #neverstopexploring #worldtraveller #travelstoke #optoutside #getoutstayout #wanderlust #wildernessculture #keepitwild #outdoors #explore #landscapephotography #exploretocreate

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Link in bio for this mix uploaded 5 years ago that is as chill and as relevant as ever because @djsabonyc is a master of the craft.

An hour and a half long mix of easy beats, downtempo and super chill vibes that can be utilized to "come down" a summit or your Monday 🤣
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#outhusiast #outdoorenthusiast #hiking #backpacking #pacificcresttrail #appalachiantrail #camping #hike #losangeles #hike #hiker #nature #outdoors #outside #art #design #california #sierra #sierranevada #optoutside #wilderness #pct2019 #at2019 #trektheat #pct #oregon #washington

Link in bio for this mix uploaded 5 years ago that is as chill and as relevant as ever because @djsabonyc is a master of the craft.

An hour and a half long mix of easy beats, downtempo and super chill vibes that can be utilized to "come down" a summit or your Monday 🤣
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#outhusiast #outdoorenthusiast #hiking #backpacking #pacificcresttrail #appalachiantrail #camping #hike #losangeles #hike #hiker #nature #outdoors #outside #art #design #california #sierra #sierranevada #optoutside #wilderness #pct2019 #at2019 #trektheat #pct #oregon #washington

"Dont feel sorry, take it easy and take your time" - Linn Boyke

I'm not a trainer by any means, I just hike them to enrich. I care for them very much so when I see worry I seek wisdom, very few words of magic make a difference.

S a m m y ❤ 10yrs young American pit bull terrier, BACK on the trail. Available through @frostedfaces Ramona California #frostedfacesfoundation #savethepitbull #toloveistoact #toughlove #adopt #foster #volunteer #donate #educate #saveadogkeepyours #dogsthathike #optoutside #pct #warnersprings 
Sammy is part of the Molly & Me Project.
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http://frostedfacesfoundation.org/mollymeproject/

The Molly & Me Project is dedicated to senior dogs left behind by their owners that are poorly socialized with other animals, but are incredibly loyal companions to humans and likely have been for many years.

Molly and dogs like her are difficult to place and often find themselves in long term isolated kennel boarding or facing euthanasia. The Molly & Me Project was implemented to recruit people that have no other animals who can carry out Frosted Faces mission of family and love dogs like Molly who need to be an only pet long term.

Requirements:
• No other animals of any kind in the household
• Submit weekly photos
• Live an enriching life and include the Frosted Face
• Demonstrate ability to avoid scenarios of negligence that would put the Frosted Face or other animals at risk

Incentives:
• $200.00/month for a term of 12 months
• Frosted Faces Foundation pay for veterinary expenses
• Donated food and supplies 
Please apply to be his Molly & Me project foster and family!
www.frostedfacesfoundation.org/apply/

"Dont feel sorry, take it easy and take your time" - Linn Boyke

I'm not a trainer by any means, I just hike them to enrich. I care for them very much so when I see worry I seek wisdom, very few words of magic make a difference.

S a m m y ❤ 10yrs young American pit bull terrier, BACK on the trail. Available through @frostedfaces Ramona California #frostedfacesfoundation #savethepitbull #toloveistoact #toughlove #adopt #foster #volunteer #donate #educate #saveadogkeepyours #dogsthathike #optoutside #pct #warnersprings
Sammy is part of the Molly & Me Project.
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http://frostedfacesfoundation.org/mollymeproject/

The Molly & Me Project is dedicated to senior dogs left behind by their owners that are poorly socialized with other animals, but are incredibly loyal companions to humans and likely have been for many years.

Molly and dogs like her are difficult to place and often find themselves in long term isolated kennel boarding or facing euthanasia. The Molly & Me Project was implemented to recruit people that have no other animals who can carry out Frosted Faces mission of family and love dogs like Molly who need to be an only pet long term.

Requirements:
• No other animals of any kind in the household
• Submit weekly photos
• Live an enriching life and include the Frosted Face
• Demonstrate ability to avoid scenarios of negligence that would put the Frosted Face or other animals at risk

Incentives:
• $200.00/month for a term of 12 months
• Frosted Faces Foundation pay for veterinary expenses
• Donated food and supplies
Please apply to be his Molly & Me project foster and family!
www.frostedfacesfoundation.org/apply/

Day 26-32, mile 369.3-454: We have a new definition of luxury: benches. Any time we pass a picnic table, it’s mandatory to pay our respect with a little sit down. We summited Baden-Powell with a full resupply on our backs, following footprints in the snow directly uphill for hours. We had to use bear boxes for most of this stretch—a trail angel left Mexican beers in one for Cinco de Mayo. Despite the lower elevation from the mountain peak, a cold fog engulfed us for days. The views from the trail were minimal and everything was damp. In the brief moments of sunshine, hikers draped their neon tents on bushes like an art installation. Miles of red rocks, a popular sci-fi set, greeted us right before Hiker Heaven. We set up our tent amongst chickens and dogs, then had a hot exfoliating shower in the Saufley family trailer. The next day, after adding our shoes to the trail runners graveyard pile, we walked off Darling Road and back onto the trail.
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#pct #pcta #pacificcresttrail #pct2019 #mexicotocanada #choosemountains #badenpowell #mtbaldy #vasquezrocks #coldfog #campinglife #optoutside #neverstopexploring #withguthook #onpeak #ventureout #naturegram #mtnchicks #exploreyourworld #trailchat #modernhiker #adventureawaits #likeamountaingirl #girlswhohike #awakethesoul #thruhikesyndicate #hikevibes

Day 26-32, mile 369.3-454: We have a new definition of luxury: benches. Any time we pass a picnic table, it’s mandatory to pay our respect with a little sit down. We summited Baden-Powell with a full resupply on our backs, following footprints in the snow directly uphill for hours. We had to use bear boxes for most of this stretch—a trail angel left Mexican beers in one for Cinco de Mayo. Despite the lower elevation from the mountain peak, a cold fog engulfed us for days. The views from the trail were minimal and everything was damp. In the brief moments of sunshine, hikers draped their neon tents on bushes like an art installation. Miles of red rocks, a popular sci-fi set, greeted us right before Hiker Heaven. We set up our tent amongst chickens and dogs, then had a hot exfoliating shower in the Saufley family trailer. The next day, after adding our shoes to the trail runners graveyard pile, we walked off Darling Road and back onto the trail.



#pct #pcta #pacificcresttrail #pct2019 #mexicotocanada #choosemountains #badenpowell #mtbaldy #vasquezrocks #coldfog #campinglife #optoutside #neverstopexploring #withguthook #onpeak #ventureout #naturegram #mtnchicks #exploreyourworld #trailchat #modernhiker #adventureawaits #likeamountaingirl #girlswhohike #awakethesoul #thruhikesyndicate #hikevibes

We are almost completely sold out on our 4 day PCT backpacking trip this summer. Check out www.rareearthadventures.com to snag one of the last spots! 
#pnwonderland #mthood #pct

We are almost completely sold out on our 4 day PCT backpacking trip this summer. Check out www.rareearthadventures.com to snag one of the last spots!
#pnwonderland #mthood #pct

Still missing! Please help find #krisfowler, share this post. Updated gear list as of March 2019*
#pct #washington #hiking #pnw #optoutside #chinookpass #snoqualmiepass #stevenspass #washingtonhikersandclimbers #hikewashington #missingperson #missinghiker #sherpa
Woke up this am to snow on the mountain line behind me🌧️🌨️🥶. Grateful for my little buddy heater....kept me and my pups super warm and toasty...soon as I get another phone that works I'll have some epic photos to share!! 💘🌞🌼🏞️⛰️🦋🌄🌱🌻....💝🦋🌼🌻🎍🤞 🤙✌️🐴🐎🏇🐾🐶🐕🌺🥀🌱🏞️⛰️🌄🗻🌅🏞️🔥🏕️ #alltrails #REI #REImember #thousandtrails #PCT #backpacking #OTTB #horses #thoroughbred #Appendix  #mothernature  #offthegrid #hiking #mountains #parks #camping #tents #rivers #views  #campfire #pitbull #bordercollie #pointer #germanshepherds #wildlife #campingvibes #gypsylifestyle

Woke up this am to snow on the mountain line behind me🌧️🌨️🥶. Grateful for my little buddy heater....kept me and my pups super warm and toasty...soon as I get another phone that works I'll have some epic photos to share!! 💘🌞🌼🏞️⛰️🦋🌄🌱🌻....💝🦋🌼🌻🎍🤞 🤙✌️🐴🐎🏇🐾🐶🐕🌺🥀🌱🏞️⛰️🌄🗻🌅🏞️🔥🏕️ #alltrails #REI #REImember #thousandtrails #PCT #backpacking #OTTB #horses #thoroughbred #Appendix #mothernature #offthegrid #hiking #mountains #parks #camping #tents #rivers #views #campfire #pitbull #bordercollie #pointer #germanshepherds #wildlife #campingvibes #gypsylifestyle

Exploring my new neighborhood. I am 10 min from the PCT and talked to lots of thru-hikers on my run this morning. Good luck to everyone racing or attempting a thru-hike! #thruhike #pct #california

Exploring my new neighborhood. I am 10 min from the PCT and talked to lots of thru-hikers on my run this morning. Good luck to everyone racing or attempting a thru-hike! #thruhike #pct #california

🏞 Viděli jsme už hodně, ale tohle vidíme teď! #dvanatahu #PCT #pct2019

🏞 Viděli jsme už hodně, ale tohle vidíme teď! #dvanatahu #PCT #pct2019

Day 47, Mile 1773.2
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Long story short; once I got to Kennedy Meadows I made my way back to Portland and took a week off to pack up my things and  move out. I then took a train to Ashland, which is where I will be rejoining the trail. Due to snow conditions and everything I’m going through emotionally/mentally I decided it was in my best interest to avoid the challenges of the High Sierra for now and do what is called flip flopping in the world of thru-hiking. Basically this means I walked north to Kennedy Meadows (Mile 702.2) then flipped up to Ashland/Medford (Mile 1773.2) and will head south back to where I stopped at KM. I will then ‘flop’ back up to Ashland and continue to go north until I get to Canada. That being said, nothing (and I mean absolutely nothing) has gone according to plan so far so everything is subject to change. But isn’t it always?
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#pct2019 #pacificcresttrail #pct #veganthruhiker #hikertrash #sheexplores #flipflop

Day 47, Mile 1773.2
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Long story short; once I got to Kennedy Meadows I made my way back to Portland and took a week off to pack up my things and move out. I then took a train to Ashland, which is where I will be rejoining the trail. Due to snow conditions and everything I’m going through emotionally/mentally I decided it was in my best interest to avoid the challenges of the High Sierra for now and do what is called flip flopping in the world of thru-hiking. Basically this means I walked north to Kennedy Meadows (Mile 702.2) then flipped up to Ashland/Medford (Mile 1773.2) and will head south back to where I stopped at KM. I will then ‘flop’ back up to Ashland and continue to go north until I get to Canada. That being said, nothing (and I mean absolutely nothing) has gone according to plan so far so everything is subject to change. But isn’t it always?
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#pct2019 #pacificcresttrail #pct #veganthruhiker #hikertrash #sheexplores #flipflop

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My First post in this page hope you enjoy it and we have a great time 🔥🔥🔥
Please leave a like and a follow if you want more 👍🔥
Have a nice day and i hope we can see us very very soon 
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#pcy #rgbled #gamingpcbuild #pcb #rgbw #gamingpc #pcbuild #rgblights #rgb #gaming #gamingsetup #gamingcommunity #pcgamers #pct #gamingpcs #gaminglife #gamingpcparts #rgblue #gamingpcsetup #rgba #gamingmemes #pc

My First post in this page hope you enjoy it and we have a great time 🔥🔥🔥
Please leave a like and a follow if you want more 👍🔥
Have a nice day and i hope we can see us very very soon
Later .
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#pcy #rgbled #gamingpcbuild #pcb #rgbw #gamingpc #pcbuild #rgblights #rgb #gaming #gamingsetup #gamingcommunity #pcgamers #pct #gamingpcs #gaminglife #gamingpcparts #rgblue #gamingpcsetup #rgba #gamingmemes #pc

Snow crew!!! Tarter Sauce, Bambi, me and Bolt!!! #pct2019 #pctig #pct #trekthepct #optoutside #sheexplores

Snow crew!!! Tarter Sauce, Bambi, me and Bolt!!! #pct2019 #pctig #pct #trekthepct #optoutside #sheexplores

#throwbackmonday Back on a windy Pacific Crest Trail 💨

After this crazy detour around a closure on the #pct I got back on the trail.
What a good feeling it was !

This section had crazy winds but sun was here to warm me a little 😉

#nofilter #travellife #instatravel #baptisteadventure #adventure #aventure #travelblogger #instatravel #optoutside #getonthetrail #hiking #hiker #california #randonnée

#throwbackmonday Back on a windy Pacific Crest Trail 💨

After this crazy detour around a closure on the #pct I got back on the trail.
What a good feeling it was !

This section had crazy winds but sun was here to warm me a little 😉

#nofilter #travellife #instatravel #baptisteadventure #adventure #aventure #travelblogger #instatravel #optoutside #getonthetrail #hiking #hiker #california #randonnée

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Southern California is no joke, y’all. Take It Easy thinks a pound of cheese is the fix-all. I think it’s finding new cactus blooms.
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#pct #pct2019 #pctig #pcta #pacificcresttrail #trekthepct #thetrek #ichoosemountains #womeninthewilderness #womenwhohike #girlpower #ultralightbackpacking #ultralight

Southern California is no joke, y’all. Take It Easy thinks a pound of cheese is the fix-all. I think it’s finding new cactus blooms.
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#pct #pct2019 #pctig #pcta #pacificcresttrail #trekthepct #thetrek #ichoosemountains #womeninthewilderness #womenwhohike #girlpower #ultralightbackpacking #ultralight

Rain, wind, sunshine, precipices, nudity, and one wily squirrel make for a very happy, very sore backpacker. Oh yeah, and then I got my wisdom teeth out. #ouch #flowerchild #deepcreekhotsprings #pct #cheaptissue #pacificcresttrail #mountaingoat #rainyparade #hatchett #explorecalifornia #punkrockmouth

Rain, wind, sunshine, precipices, nudity, and one wily squirrel make for a very happy, very sore backpacker. Oh yeah, and then I got my wisdom teeth out. #ouch #flowerchild #deepcreekhotsprings #pct #cheaptissue #pacificcresttrail #mountaingoat #rainyparade #hatchett #explorecalifornia #punkrockmouth

Bridge of the Gods, take 1!
#nofilter #pct #pct2019 #hiking

Bridge of the Gods, take 1!
#nofilter #pct #pct2019 #hiking

Baden Powell had some incredible views! 🤘

Baden Powell had some incredible views! 🤘

What you guys think of my reedits? Finally went through all the photos I took from Yosemite in 2017. These are some reasons I decided to hike the John Muir trail. Seeing all the beauty in Yosemite Valley; how much is there out there?

Lower Yosemite falls
Yosemite national Park
July 1st, 2017

What you guys think of my reedits? Finally went through all the photos I took from Yosemite in 2017. These are some reasons I decided to hike the John Muir trail. Seeing all the beauty in Yosemite Valley; how much is there out there?

Lower Yosemite falls
Yosemite national Park
July 1st, 2017

Some more pictures from the hike on Saturday!! Trust me I have plenty more 😁 #trailblazechallengesd #forthekids #bighike #bigbearlake #pct #peoplewhohike

Some more pictures from the hike on Saturday!! Trust me I have plenty more 😁 #trailblazechallengesd #forthekids #bighike #bigbearlake #pct #peoplewhohike

No- this is not the Sierras. This is mile 602 coming up from Tehachapi. This weather is bonkers. #pct #pct2019 #pacificcresttrail #pctig #optoutside #nobohiker #sheexplores #trekthepct #womenwhohike #keepitwild

No- this is not the Sierras. This is mile 602 coming up from Tehachapi. This weather is bonkers. #pct #pct2019 #pacificcresttrail #pctig #optoutside #nobohiker #sheexplores #trekthepct #womenwhohike #keepitwild

First day back on trail after spending time getting MRI's done and seeing doctors. Left Kennedy Meadows going South yesterday and quickly mother nature welcomed me back to winter conditions with strong winds and snow/ice... great times!! ▪︎
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First day back on trail after spending time getting MRI's done and seeing doctors. Left Kennedy Meadows going South yesterday and quickly mother nature welcomed me back to winter conditions with strong winds and snow/ice... great times!! ▪︎
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▪︎ #scenic #beautiful #california #spring #stunning #snow #ice #cold #hike #hiking #getoutside #outdoors #nature #explore #earth #inspiration #motivation #photography #travel #traveling #adventure #rei1440project #optoutside #backpacking #pct #pctig #pct2019 #desert #mountains

Highlights from the San Diego Zoo! From animals to plant diversity, it truly is an amazing place. We even saw a giraffe give birth! It was WILD!
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Now we are doing all the pre trail final checks. Groceries, gear check, watching loads of TV in our hotel room and eating anything that sounds good!
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See you tomorrow #PCT!!
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#pctig #pct2019 #hikertrash #thruhike #thruhiker #sandiegozoo #backpacking #sheexplores #california #dreambigbecourageous @sandiegozoo

Highlights from the San Diego Zoo! From animals to plant diversity, it truly is an amazing place. We even saw a giraffe give birth! It was WILD!
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Now we are doing all the pre trail final checks. Groceries, gear check, watching loads of TV in our hotel room and eating anything that sounds good!
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See you tomorrow #PCT !!
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#pctig #pct2019 #hikertrash #thruhike #thruhiker #sandiegozoo #backpacking #sheexplores #california #dreambigbecourageous @sandiegozoo

Three years ago I took a picture of this particular blaze while day hiking Bertha Peak above Big Bear and posted it on Facebook with the caption "Soon."
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My definition of soon is just a bit broader than most people's, apparently.
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#pct2019 #pacificcresttrail #pctig #hikerproblems #justhikerthings #hiking #backpacking #thruhike #pain #suffering #yolo #swag #hikergram #pctclassof2019 #pct #pcting #optoutside #hashtags4likes #pleasesponsorme #evenifimnotanattractiveblondewoman

Three years ago I took a picture of this particular blaze while day hiking Bertha Peak above Big Bear and posted it on Facebook with the caption "Soon."
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My definition of soon is just a bit broader than most people's, apparently.
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#pct2019 #pacificcresttrail #pctig #hikerproblems #justhikerthings #hiking #backpacking #thruhike #pain #suffering #yolo #swag #hikergram #pctclassof2019 #pct #pcting #optoutside #hashtags4likes #pleasesponsorme #evenifimnotanattractiveblondewoman

I didn't see the Yellow Crab Spider (Misumena vatia) when I took the picture Saturday morning on my run. Do you see the spider hiding in the petals of the cactus flower? In case you are wondering they are venomous, their bite is not serious, but will stay with you for about a week. #pct #spidersofthepct

I didn't see the Yellow Crab Spider (Misumena vatia) when I took the picture Saturday morning on my run. Do you see the spider hiding in the petals of the cactus flower? In case you are wondering they are venomous, their bite is not serious, but will stay with you for about a week. #pct #spidersofthepct

Pct hiker or Jesus on a desert pilgrimage?

#pct #pcta #pct2019

Pct hiker or Jesus on a desert pilgrimage?

#pct #pcta #pct2019

Pretty cool knowing a Calendar Triple Crowner. Even cooler when they know you back. Always such great vibes with Prodigy #pacificcresttrail #pct2019 #pct #pacificcresttrail2019 #smilesbeforemiles @hikingprodigy #thruhike #triplecrown #hiking #theTrek #trekThePCT #mexicotocanada #trailmagic #trailangels #diversifythetrail #unlikelyhikers #PerthAmboy #NJhiking #hikeThePCT
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We got word some bad weather was coming in and our friends were kind enough to let us stay with them in a family cabin to wait it out. It was a such a great time of cooking, Forest Gump watching, snow & shenanigans. So appreciated I could watch the snow from the inside of the house instead of hiking in it. Thank you @bard_lee & @clairaiscool! •
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#nature #bigbearlake #lakehouse #views #fun #zeroday #snow #lake #bigbear #snowcapped #timetohike #friends #tramly #clouds #mountains #fawnskin #getaway #travelgram #pct #pct2019 #trekking #hikertown #hikerbabe #naturepics

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We got word some bad weather was coming in and our friends were kind enough to let us stay with them in a family cabin to wait it out. It was a such a great time of cooking, Forest Gump watching, snow & shenanigans. So appreciated I could watch the snow from the inside of the house instead of hiking in it. Thank you @bard_lee & @clairaiscool! •

#nature #bigbearlake #lakehouse #views #fun #zeroday #snow #lake #bigbear #snowcapped #timetohike #friends #tramly #clouds #mountains #fawnskin #getaway #travelgram #pct #pct2019 #trekking #hikertown #hikerbabe #naturepics

1 like equals 1 prayer 
#pct #pcta #pct2019

1 like equals 1 prayer
#pct #pcta #pct2019

PCT day 33. We woke to more rain, but much better than yesterday. Unfortunately Nikki's foot was really causing her issues, with some nasty tendon pain and blisters occurring due to her trying to compensate. 
Very lovely green rolling hills though!

We hauled ourselves 10 miles to the wonderful Casa De Luna, where trail angels Joe and Terrie Anderson have created a fantastic hippy day care for hikers to rest up! We danced for our PCT bandanas and painted some rocks.

Due to Nikki's foot pain, we then had to take a couple of days off the trail, which nicely coincided a big snow storm that hit Southern California. My parents had flown over from the UK for a holiday in California, so we got to have a couple of very relaxing zero days with them!

#pct #pct2019 #PCTig #hiking #thruhike #thruhiking #hikethepct #mountains #desert #pacificcresttrail #california #fitness #hikertrash #lolswithpoles #scenery #views #adventure #backpacking #optoutside #camping #wildcamping #zeroday #rest #casadeluna

PCT day 33. We woke to more rain, but much better than yesterday. Unfortunately Nikki's foot was really causing her issues, with some nasty tendon pain and blisters occurring due to her trying to compensate.
Very lovely green rolling hills though!

We hauled ourselves 10 miles to the wonderful Casa De Luna, where trail angels Joe and Terrie Anderson have created a fantastic hippy day care for hikers to rest up! We danced for our PCT bandanas and painted some rocks.

Due to Nikki's foot pain, we then had to take a couple of days off the trail, which nicely coincided a big snow storm that hit Southern California. My parents had flown over from the UK for a holiday in California, so we got to have a couple of very relaxing zero days with them!

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Another shot from Ryan's PCT journey.

Another shot from Ryan's PCT journey.

Day 25: Frost again. This time I was cowboy camping. My sleeping bag was covered in ice, as was my tent fly I used to cover myself most of the night along with the rest of my gear. We packed up a and got going just as the sun rose.
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For breakfast we found a sunny spot about 2 miles in. We laid our gear out to dry and hung out for about an hour eating. I ate about half of the pizza I saved. We got going and started climbing up this ridge. My fanny pack failed halfway up, which sucks because I really liked it. As with the day before, just as we hit the peak, we lost sight of the lake, not before admiring it the last time.
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The next few miles were walking through some valleys. We started seeing Mt baldy and Baden Powell in the do stance, getting closer as we kept trudging. There was a viewpoint where the  valley fell away, revealing a large mountain range looming over the interstate and railroad tracks. The wind was blowing strong as we dropped down into the valley.
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We hit the McDonald's sign. It's the only place on the PCT where you have fast food on trail and not in town. We excitingly walked the 0.3 miles to the store. Inside, alongside stunned regular people from the freeway, we found the place packed with hikers, probably 75% of the place. We hung out there for a few hours.
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A storm was rolling in. The news said rain and snow were expected at higher altitudes. We didn't want to sleep in the rain so we decoded to book a room at the nearby hotel. Tacos were eaten and some of us chilled in the hot tub. Want to guess how many hikers fit in a two bed hotel room? I'll tell you: 9.
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Daily miles: 13.5
Total miles: 342

Day 25: Frost again. This time I was cowboy camping. My sleeping bag was covered in ice, as was my tent fly I used to cover myself most of the night along with the rest of my gear. We packed up a and got going just as the sun rose.
.
For breakfast we found a sunny spot about 2 miles in. We laid our gear out to dry and hung out for about an hour eating. I ate about half of the pizza I saved. We got going and started climbing up this ridge. My fanny pack failed halfway up, which sucks because I really liked it. As with the day before, just as we hit the peak, we lost sight of the lake, not before admiring it the last time.
.
The next few miles were walking through some valleys. We started seeing Mt baldy and Baden Powell in the do stance, getting closer as we kept trudging. There was a viewpoint where the valley fell away, revealing a large mountain range looming over the interstate and railroad tracks. The wind was blowing strong as we dropped down into the valley.
.
We hit the McDonald's sign. It's the only place on the PCT where you have fast food on trail and not in town. We excitingly walked the 0.3 miles to the store. Inside, alongside stunned regular people from the freeway, we found the place packed with hikers, probably 75% of the place. We hung out there for a few hours.
.
A storm was rolling in. The news said rain and snow were expected at higher altitudes. We didn't want to sleep in the rain so we decoded to book a room at the nearby hotel. Tacos were eaten and some of us chilled in the hot tub. Want to guess how many hikers fit in a two bed hotel room? I'll tell you: 9.
.
Daily miles: 13.5
Total miles: 342

Our extended stay in LonePine due to weather is finally over..! We have a small weather window that we are going to take advantage of and grind out the next 120 miles in the high Sierra.. It’s gonna be a cold windy stretch, with highs below freezing for the first few days.. but with this crazy Sierra weather it’s our only chance to conquer this section without flipping or waiting another week..! My pack is heavy, loaded down with 11 days of food and winter gear that will hopefully keep me warm and assist me over the next 7 passes (kearsarge, Glenn, Pinchot, Mather, Muir, Sheldon and silver) safely..! Wish me luck, next stop Mammoth..!🥾🏕⛄️❄️🏔🥾

Our extended stay in LonePine due to weather is finally over..! We have a small weather window that we are going to take advantage of and grind out the next 120 miles in the high Sierra.. It’s gonna be a cold windy stretch, with highs below freezing for the first few days.. but with this crazy Sierra weather it’s our only chance to conquer this section without flipping or waiting another week..! My pack is heavy, loaded down with 11 days of food and winter gear that will hopefully keep me warm and assist me over the next 7 passes (kearsarge, Glenn, Pinchot, Mather, Muir, Sheldon and silver) safely..! Wish me luck, next stop Mammoth..!🥾🏕⛄️❄️🏔🥾