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For 129 days I walked. I walked through 14 states, 8 national forests and 2 national parks. I walked through rain,snow,hail,tornado force winds and heat that made it hard to function. I was surrounded by the most amazing people I have ever met. I accomplished one of my biggest dreams which has given me the confidence to continue pursuing a life of adventure. I don't think I have fully wrapped my head around eveything yet but for now I want to thank all friends and family who supported me through the entire hike you all are amazing! And to all my NOBO family still on the trail, keep on crushing it, you guys have inspired me to do great things. The Appalachian Trail will forever be a part of who I am. Until the next adventure 2-clicks out ✌️
#hiking#walk#outdoors#woods#optoutside#narure#salomon#nature#happy#healthy#active#fun#like#AT2018#appalachiantrail#thetrek#trektheat#thruhikesyndicate#thruhike#takeahike#wanderlust#traillife#keepitwild#wildernessculture


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“Hey you guys want to night hike to Jersey?”
“Totally.”
“Yo we should absolutely have some whiskey before we do.”
Spoiler Alert: We didn’t make it to Jersey. Yet.
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#AppalachianTrail #AppalachianTrail2018 #TrekTheAT #TheTrek #NOBO #HikerTrash


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Day 1 of the Colorado Trail: And we are off!! It was a mighty hectic week of packing, moving, and a whole lotta driving. I'm still amazed that all of the pieces fell into place and I am now out here in Colorado on a GORGEOUS trail.
During my long drive from CT to CO, I was listening to The Head and The Heart's "Signs of Light" album, one that I listened to on repeat in Maine as I was nearing the end of the AT. Singing along to the songs brought back waves of nostalgia for thru-hiking life and being Boo-Boo with my Yogi. But guess what, I get to thru-hike again. Woohoo!

Side note: doggies are not allowed at the actual start in Waterton Canyon, so we started at the doggy friendly terminus of the Colorado Trail.

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7.14.18 | Another favorite picture from Mt. Democrat!! https://endurance.themmrf.org/2018YOR/Headquarters/Fundraising/2173057


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PCT day 61 (mile 1346-1373) Started off the day with a cool bear encounter. Boiling springs lake was incredible. I sat there and watched some young deer play for a while. I walked to drakesbad and completely stuffed my guts with food at the buffet. The rest of the day was mellow hiking with cloudy views. #pct2018 .
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#hikertrash #backpacking #ultralightbackpacking #pctclassof2018 #thetrek #mountainlife #iphone #adventurerepublic #thruhiking #hikingadventure #mountainadventures #longdistancehiking #norcal #mountains #naturephotography #california #sunsets #layers #sunrises #mountainlandscape #mountainlayers #lassenvolcanicnationalpark


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Relaunched the Punk Walks shirts. All money to benefit @punktalks and mental health awareness. Many of you know my struggles with my mental health is what brought me out here. I'm probably in the past place I've been in regards with that since I was in high school. Let's get rid of the stigma on mental health. Everyone deserves peace. Link in my profile.
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#punkwalks #outdoorlife #outdoors #hiker #hikertrash #thruhiker #backpacking #backpacker #blogger #vlogger #teampixel #at #appalachiantrail #followthewhiteblaze #nature #naturetherapy #thetrek #trektheat #nobo #optoutside #atclassof2018


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Love your state. ❤️⛰️ #NorthCarolina #AppalachianTrail


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Crossed 1800 miles, less than 400 to go! Taking a zero today to avoid the weather...the countdown to Katahdin continues! #thruhike #appalachiantrail #1800 #countdown #newhampshire #thewhites #hikertrash #truethru #nobo2018 #thetrek #trektheat #optoutside #nature #appalachiantrail2018


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DAY 93: We hiked 27 miles today through flies, mosquitoes, and forests. The air hung heavy with the midsummer heat of Northern California. We were dripping with sweat as we hiked up and down, inching closer to a day in town. ▪️
I captured this photo today as we took a break from the blazing heat. I looked down for a moment and saw my life for the past 3 months all packed away in a backpack. How far you can go when you leave your extra baggage behind.
#pacificcresttrail #pctig #pct2018 #thetrek #pctthruhike #gossamergear


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Day 18: 5/2/18: 136.7: Nantahala Outdoor Center

Took some much needed rest and changed out some gear long with shipping a few extras home. My feet were still bothering me so I swapped out my trail runners for some heavier duty hiking shoes.
#at18 #appalachiantrail2018 #trekto30 #intrepidendeavors #thetrek #mountainvoyage #georgiatomaine #atclass2018 #atclassof2018 #whiteblaze #appalachianmountains #followthewhiteblazes #nobo #visitnorthcarolina


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Making my way back down Gray’s, with a clear view of Torreys directly behind me. Couldn’t have asked for better weather the day that we hiked that mountain. Clear blue skies, views that go on as far as the eye can see 🏔️
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#womenwhoexplore #hiking #traillife #mountainlife #womenwhoexplorecolorado #vscocam #vsco #vsco_phile #getoutstayout #colorado #52hikechallenge2018 #adventure #outdoors #lovelivingincolorado #mtnchicks #wwh #womenwhohike #landscape_lovers #rebel_scapes #jj #hikecolorado #optoutside #forceofnature #outdoorwomen #nature_lovers #sheexplores #hikelikeawoman #allwomenalltrails #thetrek


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So proud of everyone finishing up their last bit and very long journey on the AT!! Shoutout to y’all.


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“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”
-Charles Bukowski
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Day 83- 0.0 miles (1,384.7 Miles To Go). After the exhausting day yesterday, the morning came too soon. With a job interview (via FaceTime) at 7:45 AM PST, I got up at 6 in order to prepare. I made myself look as presentable as possible, which is difficult with a very limited hiker wardrobe and an untamed beard, but I made it work. The job interview went exceptionally well, and I left with a positive feeling. With that finished, we decided to stay in town and take a zero and get some extra rest. Quincy is a lovely town with kind locals, excellent food, and an awesome new brewery—the perfect place for a zero.
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#quincy #california #norcal #charlesbukowski #quintopia #zeroday #pct #pct2018 #pctig #jobinterview #trekthepct #thetrek #backpackerradio #thruhike


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I actually enjoy chasing waterfalls.
#appalachiantrail #thetrek #waterfalls


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يوم 114 من رحلة #المكسيك_الى_كندا: يومي ابتدأ في القمم المرتفعة بالقرب من معبر سيلڤر. خطتي هذا اليوم هي النزول من الى القمم الى الوديان ومن ثم الصعود الى القمم مرة اخرى والتخييم بالقرب من معبر سيلدن. هذه كانت خطتي على الاقل. اثناء نزولي للوديان الغيوم غطت السماء بشكل تام. وبعدها بدأ تساقط الامطار، كنت حينها في منطقة منخفضة والجو حار وتوقعت ان يتوقف المطر بعد مدة قصيرة لذلك لم اتوقف للبس ملابس المطر وتابعت المشي (غلط فادح!). خلال فترة قصيرة جداً تحول المطر من رشة خفيفة الى عاصفة استوائية مخيفة. جميع ملابسي ومحتويات حقيبتي تبللت. كنت امشي على حافة جبل ولا يوجد مكان مناسب للتوقف او للتخييم. تابعت المشي خلال العاصفة لمدة ثلاث ساعات حتى وجدت مكان مستوي ومناسب للتخييم. كان الوقت مبكر جداً (3م) لكن الاجواء كانت منهكة.
PCT day 114 (Rain day): My day started near the high peaks of Silver Pass. My plan for the day was as follows: Hike down to the valley and then hike up to the peaks near Selden Pass. While descending from Silver Pass I noticed the clouds covering the sky, soon after it started drizzling. The weather was hot and I thought that it would stop raining quickly so I didn't bother wearing my rain gear (BIG MISTAKE!). In a very short period of time the drizzle turned into a tropical rain storm, turning me and everything in backpack soaking wet. I was on steep switchbacks and there was no place to stop or camp. After 3 hours of hiking in the intense rain I found a nice flat camping spot and called it a day at 3pm.


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يوم 113 من رحلة #المكسيك_الى_كندا: قررت عدم تناول فطوري في خيمتي، مشيت الى بحيرة ڤيرجينا وتناولت فطوري على شاطىء البحيرة الجميلة والاجمل من ذلك هو عدم وجود اي نفس بشرية تشاركني جمال البحيرة، كانت البحيرة لي وحدي. بعد الانتهاء من الفطور تابعت المشي في إتجاه معبر سيلڤر عبر وديان وجبال ومروج مختلفة. اثناء الصعود الاخير للمعبر صادفتني رشة مطر خفيفة. بعد النزول من المعبر كافئني المسار ببحيرة معبر سيلڤر الجميلة. كان الوقت حينها مبكر نوعاً ما، لكن جمال البحيرة ارغمني على التوقف عن المشي والتخييم بالقرب من الشاطئ.
PCT Day 113: Since Lake Virginia wasn't too far from my campsite, I decided to have my breakfast there instead of having it in my tent. After 4 miles I got to the lake, it was very calm and beautiful. What even made it more magical is the fact that I had this giant lake all to myself that morning. After a long break I continued walking through valleys, meadows and mountains till I reached the summit of Silver Pass. After descending, the PCT rewarded me with my second beautiful lake of the day: Silver Pass Lake. It was still early in the day (5pm) but I couldn't resist not camping by the lake and called it a day.


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PCT Day 11: after a slow 17 mi day through lots of snow, we were treated to these amazing sunset views from our camp near White Pass. .
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#thetrek #optoutside #pctsobo2018 #thruhike #northcascades #trekthepct


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That day you and your friends get 100 miles into your hike (we’ve now done over 220!)
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#pctsobo2018 #trekthepct #thetrek #pct2018 #washingtonstate #optoutside #thruhike


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يوم رقم 112 من رحلة ⁧‫#المكسيك_الى_كندا‬⁩: بعد استراحة طويلة (غير مخطط لها) في ماموث رجعت الى المسار. اول الاماكن التي زرتها بعد الرجوع الى المسار هو أعمدة الشياطين. المكان ليس على المسار بالضبط لكنه قريب جداً. بعد زيارة الأعمدة بدأت بالصعود في اتجاه معبر سيلڤر حتى وصل ارتفاعي اكثر من 3000متر وتوقفت عن المشي قبل الغروب بنصف ساعة.
PCT Day 112: Back on trail after an unplanned double zero in Mammoth. First stop on my hike today was Devils Postpile, then I walked in the Lions fire smoke on my way up to silver pass. I called it a day and stopped hiking when I reached 3000m. Tomorrow morning I will be ready to tackle the pass.


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The Olympic National Park has been a pretty awesome stop on our road trip! Complete with moon lit nights, rainforests, a visit to One Square Inch and beautiful rock covered beaches! #thetrek #rvlife #vanlife #olympicnationalpark #hohrainforest #melstrail #rubybeach #forkswashington #kalaloch


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@_grizel_ has had an interesting first week on the PCT.  Check the link in our profile to get the full video. #trekthePCT #thetrek


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Today I hiked my first day that was longer than a marathon (27 miles) and I got my best dirt tan of the trail so far. @dpmartin7 and I decided we would have a normal day instead of hammering to get to Sierra City by 5 pm to pick up our resupply boxes before the store closed. However, as we started hiking we realized that we actually might make it in time if we kept pushing. We ended up jogging down hills at the end and made it to the road to hitch at 4:45 pm and got to the store at 5:09. Luckily they were still open so we got our boxes! Although mine was already ripped open - it looked like a tiger attacked it - everything was still inside. I finished off the day with a freezing cold shower at the visitors center that was absolutely glorious. It was such a fun day, it felt like we were in the amazing race or something.

#pct2018 #pct #pctig #thetrek #trekthepct #thruhike #womenwhohike


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Whew....this was WAY harder than packing for Everest Base Camp. And in true procrastinator fashion, I organized it all pretty instead of actually packing it...
#jmt2018 #under17lbs #secondguessingeverything #howmanygramsisthat #thetrek #backpacking


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Just really missing this. I *will* get back to #glaciernationalpark - one night wasn't enough! 😍🌄🌲
Friendly PSA though: always remember to practice leave no trace principles to keep our earth🌎looking this beautiful!! #LNT Humans are already chipping away at our planet; don't be another cause of destruction! If you're not fully familiar, study up on #leavenotrace before your adventure! (&YES the water really is that turquoise shade - I didn't modify the color! 😊) #everydayisearthday #adventure #travel #trails #thetrek #hiking #outdoors #getoutthere #getoutsidemore #backpacking #findyourtrail #optoutside #wilderness #mothernature #keepitwild #keepitgreen #rei #explore #wanderlust #nature


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The Dolly Sods wilderness is absolutely beautiful and rugged. One minute you would be in a wind swept plain, then trudging through rugged swamps that reminded me of Maine, then a mile later hiking through dense woods. Take me back. 😍😍👣👣
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#dollysods #dollysodswilderness #thetrek #optoutside #backpacking #hiking #choosemountains #westvirginia #westvirginiawildandwonderful


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Days 93/96
Miles 1223.5/1294.7
12/15 July
My next post will be from New Jersey!
1) they said Pennsylvania is rocky. I think of it more the whole series of Rocky Films. Sometimes the rock wins, sometimes we win, there were breaks from the rocks and then some in multiple succession, some were hits and some were flops. Here is @nefelibatatravel Taking on Rocky. (If she dies, she dies!) 2) The places I have seen this logo is incredible.
3) @nefelibatatravel Having a break from the rocks on one of Pennsylvania’s few climbs.
4) top of the ridgelines here offer great views and stunning smells and fresh wild berries.
5) another rocky section but it was so pretty and reminded me of Lord of the rings where they leave Hobbiton!
6) Delaware Water Gap. After a lack of easily accessible water for the last 40 miles we see so much of it at once!
7) well done for getting to Photo seven! We had fun on this climb, and I got to show America that these legs can keep on going! (I think the feet might give out before hand though!) .
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#appalachiantrail #AT2018 #appalachiantrail2018 #ATclassof18 #thruhike #thruhiker #thruhiking #hike #optoutside #backpacking #thetrek #trektheAT #ATig #hikertrash #nature #drinkwater #camping #campinggear #ttar_travels #pensylvania #wunderlust #Pa #climbing #gnarbox #gorgeouslight #sonyrx100m5 #veiws #gunshow #rocky #rocks


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Another hot and tough day on trail. As we rolled into town looking to quickly resupply and move on we then took a look at the upcoming weather. With severe storms on the horizon and a leak in my tent we decided to be cautious. Taking a day in town to stay out of the looming thunderstorms and get my tent fixed up. Vermont awaits.
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Morning light on the trail ☀️🌲
#thetrek #theappalachiantrail #newjersey #sunbeams #forest


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Day 92
Mile 1223.5
11 July
Found a treasure map in Pennsylvania! Heard there is a reward of enlightenment if you can make it from Georgia to Maine. Shame I forgot my car.
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#appalachiantrail #AT2018 #appalachiantrail2018 #ATclassof18 #thruhike #thruhiker #thruhiking #hike #optoutside #backpacking #thetrek #trektheAT #ATig #hikertrash #nature #drinkwater #camping #campinggear #ttar_travels #pensylvania #wunderlust #Pa #graffiti #gnarbox #abovetown #sonyrx100m5 #georgiatomaine #awol #guthooks #map


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10 July
Day 91
Mile done 20.1
We hit 1200 miles. Less than 1000miles left. We have 7 states to go and to finish Pennsylvania. So far the state hasn’t been that rocky.
We hit this awesome swimming hole but screw swimming in that no matter how hot it got. (Ice cold) .
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#appalachiantrail #AT2018 #appalachiantrail2018 #ATclassof18 #thruhike #thruhiker #thruhiking #hike #optoutside #backpacking #thetrek #trektheAT #ATig #hikertrash #nature #drinkwater #camping #campinggear #ttar_travels #pensylvania #wunderlust #Pa #gnarbox #abovetown #sonyrx100m5 #1000left #1000togo #coldwater #swimmingholes #1200miles


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Finally salvaged all my photos from the Dolly Sods ❤️❤️ #dollysods #dollysodswilderness #lionshead #thetrek #westvirginia #westvirginiawildandwonderful


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Today was super fun, and super difficult at the same time. We only hiked 15 miles total, but the weather was brutally hot and humid, and I learned that sweating out all of your bodily fluids multiple times throughout the day is exhausting. Fortunately, we had the lovely Canopus lake to swim in, and we stayed there for a good three hours or more. During this time, my dad came to visit (second pic)! Later in the day, we hit amazing trail magic - hot dogs and burgers along with homemade salads of all types and home baked desserts, and my good friend from the area visited! So I got two visits in one day and tons of excellent food. Buuuut, I also found 6 tiny ticks on me! I must have walked thru an infested area. I have since been perpetually checking myself every second I’m not hiking. Between the ticks and the heat, it was definitely tough, but barring that it’s been a great day! .
#newyork #atthruhike2018 #appalachiantrail #goodday #sohot #canopuslake #clarencefahnestockstatepark #hotday #visits #hikeny #thetrek #hikelife


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Then and now. October 2013 Bear Meat took me on my very first hike in the White Mountains... up Wild Cat (thanks, babe). Little did I know it was the start of an amazing relationship. On July 11th we got to relive our first hiking date and man was it fun to recreate the pictures! Enjoy 😊.
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#noboAT2018 #AT2018 #nobo2018 #appalachiantrail #trektheat #thetrek #hike #hiker #hikertrash #georgiatomaine #optoutside #llbean #beanoutsider #optout #whiteblaze #dirtbaglife #hikinghome #newengland #maine #wearehome #feelingreminiscent #myshortsseemtobeshrinking


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What a beautiful night on the trail. #thruhiking #appalachiantrail #at2018thruhike #thetrek


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New Jersey, thank you for showing me some amazing views today.


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Rocksylvania has finally begun. Not as bad as i imagined, there are a lot of really nice flat stretched but the rocks are real. I fell coming out of Port Clinton and hurt my knee but im hiking through it and making the best of everyday. Hanging out in Palmerton tonight and back to the rocky trail in the morning.
#appalachiantrailclassof2018 #AT2018 #womenwhohike #getoutside #rocksylvania #thetrekat #thetrek #thruhiker #theknob


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NEW EPISODE ALERT. Favorite and least favorite trail foods, how our hikers’ bodies have morphed over the course of their journey, and what gear they’ve sent home. Also, we get an emotional goodbye from one of our correspondents. Get it. #backpackerradio #thetrek


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#sunset over the #whitemountains


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Day 137:

Despite the heat, the humidity and the extreme sweating, I saw a lot of beautiful pieces of nature today. This mushroom (?) looked actually really fake, so big, thick and shiny as it was. Perfect spot for a gnome to hide under from the rain ☔️

#appalachiantrail #at2018 #thruhiking #northbound #thetrek #wandelen #forest #beauty #mushroom #gnome #fairytale #fake #nofilter


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Capturing Sparks ✨
👰🏼Trail Wife🤵🏻 #theappalachiantrail #traillife #thetrek #trailwife #❤️


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The sights. The sounds. The smells. The feels. The tastes. Living in the woods is an experience in sensory overload!

#pct #pct2018 #thetrek #thruhike #hikerchick #hikecalifornia #getoffthecouch #getoutside #natureporn #outdoors #optoutside #womenwhohike #womenwhotravel #choosemountains #ichooseyou #tofu #yum #sodelicious #tahoe #soulsmushing


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Getting real about the PCT:

This trail will break you down and lift you back up when you least expect it. On this day, my body was exceptionally tired, but as I rounded the corner and reached the 1,000 mile-marker, the physical pain dissipated as I felt overcome with a mental strength I didn’t know I possessed. Through the heat of the desert and now walking amongst the trees and along the steep ridge lines in the Sierras, I’ve found a better headspace that allows me to push on day after day. I’ve come to realize that I am strong and capable, and even brave - things I didn’t use to believe about myself
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#pct2018 #pctassociation #thetrek #womenwhoexplore #herwanderfullife #sheexplores #hike #camp #rei1440project #backpackermag #backpacking


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8/9 July
Day 89/90
Miles 1152.6/1194.8

I can’t get enough of views of town from afar, towns upclose are bustling and crazy and overwhelming. From above it’s nice to be daw away from the crazy.
The second photo, a beaver dam broke and the trail flooded, we passed through many weeks after the initial flooding but the landscape was incredible. Almost like someone poured resin over the landscape. Reflections of the woods and sky.
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#appalachiantrail #AT2018 #appalachiantrail2018 #ATclassof18 #thruhike #thruhiker #thruhiking #hike #optoutside #backpacking #thetrek #trektheAT #ATig #hikertrash #nature #drinkwater #camping #campinggear #ttar_travels #pensylvania #wunderlust #Pa #beaverdam #gnarbox #abovetown #sonyrx100m5 #abovetheclouds #reflection #flooding #river


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Discovering new places with some new friends!
#theappalachiantrail #thetrek #traillife #jersey #1300miles


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First bear I’ve seen on trail! This was right next to boiling springs lake in lassen national park. He was following the trail for a bit then ran off once he noticed me. An awesome encounter with a majestic beast. #pct2018
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#hikertrash #backpacking #ultralightbackpacking #pctclassof2018 #thetrek #mountainlife #iphone #adventurerepublic #thruhiking #hikingadventure #mountainadventures #longdistancehiking #norcal #mountains #naturephotography #california #lassenvolcanicnationalpark #bearsighting #bearontrail #wildlife


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Day 137:

At least this extremely sweaty day, had me make some interesting patterns on my hat! Dreaming about sunsets on a Florida beach right now... But unfortunately the reality is that I am sitting in my sweat soaked clothing in my tent, trying to get the energy to unpack all my stuff and prepare dinner.

#appalachiantrail #at2018 #thruhiking #northbound #thetrek #wandelen #sweat #sweatpatterns #hat #daydreaming #energy


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Hey guys! This blog post on the first day on the high route was super interesting to write and to be honest, I kinda wish my mom wouldn't read it. 😂

What an action packed day. Read about how I got separated with Lost and almost pressed an InReach, climbed a vertical rock wall and got attacked by mama bird.
Click the link in bio and scroll down to the blog section!
https://www.trailingadventures.com/2018/07/16/high-route-day1/

The Sierra High Route is a 195 mile route through the heart of the Sierra Crest, parallel to the John Muir trail. There's no trail for half of the route and requires hikers to navigate using maps, climb class 3 terrain and deal with various difficult terrain.

#PCT1968 #pct2018 #ospreypacks #pctig #salomon #PacificCrestTrail #pct #FindYourTrail #P3Hikers #PCTA
#REI #trailingadventures #trekthepct #rei1140project #wanderlust #optoutside #naturporn #takeahike #thetrek #thruhike #zpacks #natgeo #letsgoforawalk #trailchat #bpmag #takemebackpacking #bpgoals2018 #NationalParkGeek #exped
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DONE!! 3 Months, 25 days of insane terrain, stupid decisions and amazing people. The AT is definitely the hardest trail I've ever done, both physically and mentally. Steep mountains and constantly unforgiving weather really harden your body and the less-than-ideal trail features and lack of views really callous your mind. Thru hiking is such an insane challenge and doing it with so many kind, caring, interesting and passionate people really makes me think about who I am and the person I want to be. Finally, thank you, you beautiful people, for all the love and support, this hike was an absolute honor to share.
This is only the beginning.
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So far I have hiked 1000 miles on the Pacific Crest trail. I am still amazed at how beautiful and untouched some of this land is. I have made it through some of the hardest terrain on this trail and I’m so excited to see what is ahead of me.
This also marks the first time I have fallen on trail. 🤓
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Sometimes, I catch myself comparing my work to others. While criticism and comparisons can lead to improvement... some days I find it struggle to focus on the areas that make my work unique. For instance, one my favorite Instagram artist will post a photo that blows me away, but then I find myself spending hours conflicted over my choice in edits... relentlessly trying to make my photograph better. I continuously have to remind myself to be proud of the work I create for it represents me and my artistic view. Many of my favorite artist have said they struggle with insecurities when it comes to their work. I think it is a fault that many artist share, but one that I continuously aim to overcome. In the end I truly am proud of what I create, the improvements I have made, and the direction in life it has taken me.


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