Horses are naturally attracted to the beauty of Thru. packs. 🙄
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9/17 | Mile 1490 - Our groups converge as this bubble of SoBo thru hikers approach the much anticipated border of Colorado! Here we go, racing & working together as winter is coming...
Shot on #SonyA6000#CDT#Colorado#Winteriscoming
Legend has it that the Ute god Sinawa told them "I have called you to the high mountains so that you may be close to me."
Touching the sky and clouds on the continental divide.
Recently a new friend asked me what I wanted to do (as a career) as I get older.
What I really WANTED to say, but at the time was too emotionally spent to, was ask them what was wrong with being a nanny and substitute teacher? Why am I expected to finish up school, go into debt and have a socially acceptable career to make people feel more comfortable. I wanted to say was I love what I do, I am so good at it, I make more money nannying (than teaching) and enjoy being self employed. No, instead I gave them the schpeal of possibly becoming a full time kindergarten teacher or owning my own yoga studio.
While I don't have a tenure or real job security, I work my butt off and save time and time again so I can walk the most beautiful lands for months at a time. Ideally, I'll even own a few acres one day, somewhere warm, dry and unforgiving where the coyotes will sing me to sleep. It will be mine and I'll have worked for it, whichever way I choose to.
We did it!!! Yesterday we completed the Continental Divide Trail and reached the Canadian border!! Almost 3000 miles, 5 states, 25 national forests, 3 national parks, Mexico to Canada, along some of the roughest mountainous terrain on the continent 🇲🇽🇨🇦Two Brits with just a few days of hiking and outdoor experience between them, have completed arguably one of the toughest long-distance hiking trails on the planet 🌎What an incredible experience it's been!! Through the freezing cold, the intense heat, river crossings, snow, rain, smoke, passes, summits and elevation. Through all the bugs, dirt, aches, blisters, fatigue and doubt in our minds - we did it! We have raised nearly £2300 towards understanding mental illness too!!!! 👊🏼🔬(and counting!!) We are taking some much needed downtime this week to take it all in & attempt to adjust to post-trail life (which is guna be hard!) We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to all the awesome people we've met on the way, all the INCREDIBLE trail magic we have encountered over the past 6 months, and just the general positive support received from our followers! It really has meant so much during the journey. It's time now to get a haircut, a shave, some deodorant and new clothes. Peace out Joe and Joel x #emotional#wedidit#whatnow#embracethebrutality#continentaldividetrail#cdt2017#mexicotocanada#imadeitmama#mqtransformingmentalhealth#yolo#yolobaby#timetocelebrate#win#winning#backtoreality
After an afternoon of rain, I woke up the next morning to ice covering everything I own. Still I stuck to my schedule of waking up at four and set out into a wet foggy morning. By the time I made it to a high point above mirror lake the fog had settled into the valley, with freshly snow covered peaks rising above. It's getting damn cold out here, but Colorado truly has more and more beauty beyond every mountain pass I cross.
9/17 | Mile 1499:
We left Encampment after waiting out the first official dump in the mountains; 6" on Battle Pass with galeforce winds.
We got on trail around noon after hitching a ride in the back of a pickup and saw our first snow of the new season when we hit trail. We walked through high alpine evergreen that still had remnants of quickly melting snow.
Although it is beautiful now, winter is approaching quickly in the mountains and everything is rapidly changing.
Shot on the Sony #rx100m3 .
It's been weird since the end of the Continental Divide Trail (like meat flavored ice cream weird). But now, I'm revisiting one of my favorite trail activities and sitting in a laundromat (washing my sleeping bag - drying this thing is taking forever), so feel it appropriate to share one more photo from the border. I can honestly say that I never would have made it if not for the help of these crazy people. Thanks, bros. #Canada#CDT
"We don't usually pick up hitchhikers, but you kids looked like you were ready for an adventure." — Phil (92) & Joyce (91) // We were overwhelmed by the generosity and support of complete strangers towards us thru hikers along the CT. Phil and Joyce were by far my favorite hitch!
FYI an updated THE ONE is back in stock and now introducing THE TWO
An incredibly roomy two person shelter that is factory seam taped and ready to rock. More photos and videos to come. All orders placed before noon CST ship the same day.