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PCT Day 49, mile 673 Enroute to Kennedy Meadows. The hills are steep but the views πŸ‘Œ
Met up to hike with Silver Fox for a few days.
We're happy to announce Dahn Pratt @dahnhikes as our first ever Atlas Guides Data Fellow! In partnership with the Continental Divide Trail Coalition @cdtcoalition we have named him as our 2019 Data Fellow in recognition for his work collecting CDT data for us this year. #cdt #datafellow #withguthook
[Day 42, km~1109.8] Tongariro National Park hosted two of my favorites days on the North Island. I was ready to ascend to higher elevations and learn about a place that is so cherished by the Māori.
Hit 1,000 trail miles a few days ago. But still not even half way to Canada. 1,650 miles to go. #pct2019 #optoutside #thruhiking #pcta #sierranevada #longdistancetrail #pacificcresttrail #hikertrash #withguthook
It’s pretty surreal when you’re close enough to touch things you’ve only ever seen pictures of. PCT DAY 43: 23.1 miles TOTAL: 558 miles
PCT Day 48, mile 654 Back out on trail after a few days rest in Ridgecrest. Trail angel Liz and her pup, Lorelei were kind enough to drop me out to the trail head in the afternoon. I walked a few miles in the cool of the evening before finding a picturesque campsite for the night. I love first nights back out on trail after a day (or three) in town.
AT| Day 119| NEW HAMPSHIRE/MAINE| Gentian to Speck| Miles; 14.7| Total Miles; 1920.2| WOTD; Toglette| Mahoosuc Notch| Landmark day! We made it to Maine, our 14th and final state!! And, we tackled β€˜Mahoosuc Notch’ and came out of the other side unscathed. It was without a shadow of a doubt the funnest mile on the AT. Jumping from boulder to boulder, using all 4 limbs to pull you up onto rocks, weasling through the tight formations (with larger than average packs) and that’s all before the added element of snow and ice! We giggled our way through it and enjoyed every minute. The rest of the day was a hard slog and we are both still feeling the energy deficit from being so sick.||
Not many know this but ever since I took my first step of this #chasingsummer project I’ve been creating trail data for Guthook Guides. If you’ve recently walked Te Araroa, the PCT, or any other trail I’ve hiked in the last two years then you’ve been following my little red line. Guthook Guides has been supporting me since mile 0 of this crazy escapade. When I told the folks at Guthook that I’d try my hand at completing this Triple Crown business they eagerly supported my misanthropic adventure by teaming up with the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) and created a special position for me as a Data Fellow. I will be collecting data in the form of GPS tracks, waypoints, and pictures to improve the navigational resource for future hikers and riders. It is an incredible honor to partner with the CDTC and contribute to the immensely important work that they do. It is equally humbling to continue working with Atlas Guides/Guthook Guides on the last of the major national scenic trails on my bucket list. Thank you for making all of this possible #withguthook @guthookguides @cdtcoalition #CDT2019 Let’s get it!
A wise (and very talented) man once said: β€œAging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” -David Bowie . Over the last couple of years, I’ve stopped shaming myself for my age and have learned to embrace it. . Yesterday, I proudly turned 43 years old. I’m more the person I’ve always wanted to be than I’ve ever been before. I’ve done some cool things, surrounded myself with amazing and loving people, managed to achieve some big goals of mine and have had to learn quite a few hard lessons along the way. Everyday, I follow my heart, live my truth and do it all with immense passion. . I didn’t get to celebrate my birthday at the Muir Trail Ranch like I originally wanted to this year due to all of the snow and late season storms in the Sierra. It doesn’t really matter though. If the PCT has taught me anything, it’s to always be flexible and be willing to let go of the original plan. The best things happen when things don’t go as planned. . I still got to spend my birthday doing what I love, which is hiking on the PCT with the guy I love, Bleeder. That’s all that really matters. ❀️ . Happy Birthday to me πŸ˜€ πŸ“·: @bjornviken . . . . . #pct2019 #PCTClassof2019 #pcthiker #PacificCrestTrail #P3Hikers #hike #thruhike #thruhiker #thruhiking #hikethepct #HikingAdventures #TakeAHike #HikeMore #HikingFun #HikerTrash #GoOutside #OptOutside #WomenWhoExplore #womenwhohike #SheExplores #SalomonSquad #TimeToPlay #SalomonWMN #OspreyPacks #AthletaSeattle #PowerofShe #withGuthook #TheHungryHiker #WildAtHeart
What do I do to make money part 2: I make sock dolls. I’ve been making little ones to be hiking buddies but also bigger custom ones. Most are kid friendly and machine washable. For more examples of what I make check out my doll page @arlettelaanfibercreations The little guys come with a loop and mini carabiner. The bigger ones can have custom clothing and hats and even hiking patches. My online store is on the website linked in my bio. I’ll be home for a few weeks and able to fill orders. Thanks! . . . #allwomenalltrails #withguthook #wmnf #nh48 #Wanderlust #neverstopexploring #hikethewhites #handmadedolls #sockdolls #happiness #sweetness #oneofakinddolls #handstitched #westernavenuestudios #westernavearts #adventurebuddies #hikingbuddies
What do I do to make money part 1: I’m a guide for redline guiding. I have two intro to backpacking trips coming up. This weekend still has space so contact me if you’re interested. The other is full. I’m also going to guide an older lady along some of the harder sections of the AT to help her complete her section hike of the trail. And a Bonds traverse is scheduled for September. New this year is that we have a basecamp near North Conway NH where we can hold workshops and slideshow presentations. If I were to do slideshows of my hikes which hikes would you be interested in? Let me know and maybe I can put something together for the fall/winter. Or would you like to attend a β€˜how to lighten your load’ workshop? . . . #gossamergear #takelessdomore #nuunlife #HSHIVE #allwomenalltrails #withguthook #wmnf #nh48 #Wanderlust #hikerhewhites #neverstopexploring #lightheartgear #astralfootwear #redlineguiding #redlineguides @redlineguiding
Day 81 | 17.7 Mi | Mile ??? Humpback Rocks Picnic Area to Rockfish Gap 13 mi by trail | 4.7 by river 8:12 AM Woke up about an hour later than expected and reorganized the car to make it suitable for driving. Donned the slackpacking getup and dad drove us to our picnic area while I scarfed down a little Debbie breakfast. Only 12 something today, hopefully Ittl be fast without the packs. 8:55 AM Just made it to Humpback Rocks, dad was supposed to meet us up here but I guess he must’ve gotten lost on the road or something because he’s not here. 3 miles in, making great time. I’ve been up on these rocks before; on my bike trip. @WesleyWhite and I took a break from the saddle and did the short hike from the parking area. I was actually wearing the exact same shirt as I am now! 9:00 AM Well, dad just showed up haha 1:15 PM Just got to rockfish gap, finishing the hike for today. It felt good to be back on the trail, although I’m still beat from Roo. The cycling jersey as a slackpack solution worked out great. Wish water was more frequent today but it all worked out. We saw a bear cross the trail like 20 feet from us, that was cool. 1:46 PM Back at Alex’s Tacos in Waynesboro, gonna go to the grocery store to stock up for the next few days then head up to where we’re gonna launch the canoes from. 4:04 PM Finally done at the grocery stores, we had to stop by a few of them to find dry ice. Bones and I were trying our hardest to find meals and snacks that we couldn’t normally have on trail. You know, stuff with a lot of bulk, is super heavy, or requires refrigeration. We couldn’t really think of anything... both of our brains are pretty much incapable of intelligent thought at this point. Anyways, we’re off to the put in point with lots of food and very tired bodies. Don’t think we’ll go too far today, but it would be nice to put some distance down. 5:55 PM Got the boats all packed and Dad is running to put the car outside the Port Royal museum that the purveyor so kindly let us park at. It’s thundering and you all know what they say, the best place to be when it’s thundering is on the water...
"This crow pose brought to you by McDonalds Diet Coke. PCT DAY 27: 5.3 miles TOTAL: 347.2 miles" #withguthook πŸ“·: @elise.ott
Hitchin and squintin my way outta town
Day 99|18.Jun.2019| Ten Mile River Shelter Β» Mt. Algo Shelter|Total Miles: 8.4 mi|Mile Marker: 1468.8 mi|Hello, Rain! It rained last night, there was a short break in the rain early this morning, and then it essentially rained all day. The terrain was steep and rocky so we were moving extra slow - making sure the wet rocks didn’t take us down. The goal was 15 miles for the day, but at the rate we were going we wouldn’t be getting there until late in the evening and the rain didn’t seem to be letting up any time soon, so we stopped at the first shelter just outside of Kent. Marco Polo and Tinker Toy were already there, so we claimed the last two spots since two others had put out their sleeping pads and hiked in to Kent. Marco Polo and I used our engineering brains and fixed a leak in the roof with duct and leukotape, took a snooze, and tried our best to dry out. The rain looks like it will continue for the next few days, but I’m still optimistic and hoping the weather will turn. β€’ β€’ #appalachiantrail #NOBO2019 #ATclassof2019 #AT2019 #trektheAT #hiketheAT #hikertrash #appalachianhikers #adventuresofaxolotl #GeorgiatoMaine #GAME #withguthook #theatguide #ConnecticutAT #letsrollbutthole
Made to Sonora Pass today. PCT mile 1016.9. It felt pretty surreal to walk out on the hwy knowing I walked here from Mexico. This area feels like my backyard even tho I grew up a few hours from here the trails and view was familiar. A taste of home and it felt good. On to Tahoe tomorrow. #pct2019 #optoutside #thruhiking #pcta #sierranevada #sonorapass #longdistancetrail #pacificcresttrail #hikertrash #withguthook
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