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The Trinity Alps were a surprise beauty that weren't on my radar. 
The lingering smoke was from half the state beeing on fire.
#pct #pacificcresttrail #pct2017 #pctig #thruhiker #thruhiking #mexicotocanada #ultralight #trekthepct
Awesome views today along the #PacificCrestTrail with @noahmoreno
#hiking #pctig #outdoors #trails #california
Just like when your hiking and someone says, "how much further," and the answer is always, "eh, mile, mile and a half." Christmas this year has always been a mile, mile and a half away. But no longer because today it's Christmas for us, woohoo! ;)
Just like when your hiking and someone says, "how much further," and the answer is always, "eh, mile, mile and a half." Christmas this year has always been a mile, mile and a half away. But no longer because today it's Christmas for us, woohoo! ;)
Perfect form, probably.
DM for private rock skipping lessons, it's BYOR though.
#ModernAdventurer
Perfect form, probably. DM for private rock skipping lessons, it's BYOR though. #ModernAdventurer 
The day I met Happy Hour on The #PCT. If you crush 2.5 trails and 3,000ish miles with someone and still have lots of foot/butt/real-life stuff to talk about, you've found a good friend. Happy Birthday to my trail bff @adamntaco.
The day I met Happy Hour on The #PCT . If you crush 2.5 trails and 3,000ish miles with someone and still have lots of foot/butt/real-life stuff to talk about, you've found a good friend. Happy Birthday to my trail bff @adamntaco.
Day 2 of my photoblog out link in bio!

#pct #pcta #pctig #pacificcresttrail #mexicotocanada #thetrek #photoblog #photography #hiking #boulderoaks
Walking thru this dry volcanic section in Oregan was one of my favourite parts. But it was over before I knew it.
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#2650 #pct #pctig #pcta #trail #mexicotocanada #pacificcresttrail #trees #tree #geology #redrocks #life #growth #hiking #hike #backpackinglife #backpacker #backpacking #longdistancehiking #longdistancewalking #adventure #adventuretime #followme #travel #instahike #thruhike #gooutside #optoutside #wanderlust
In Tehachapi, CA, there lives a hiker with legs of steel and a heart of gold. Her name is @christyrosander (aka Rockin) and over the past five years she has been the driving force behind "Think Outside", an amazing outdoors program that teaches 5th to 8th graders about the Pacific Crest Trail.
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The course focuses on safety, gear, nutrition, and the joys of simply getting outside. I had the honor of giving a talk to Rockin's class back in 2014, and to this day it remains my favorite presentation that I have done.........heavy emphasis on bears, snakes and alligators! If you aren't already doing so, I highly recommend popping over to her instagram page to follow the progress of this year's students.
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#pcta #pct2018 #pctig #tHInKoutsidE #thehikinglife
In Tehachapi, CA, there lives a hiker with legs of steel and a heart of gold. Her name is @christyrosander (aka Rockin) and over the past five years she has been the driving force behind "Think Outside", an amazing outdoors program that teaches 5th to 8th graders about the Pacific Crest Trail. : The course focuses on safety, gear, nutrition, and the joys of simply getting outside. I had the honor of giving a talk to Rockin's class back in 2014, and to this day it remains my favorite presentation that I have done.........heavy emphasis on bears, snakes and alligators! If you aren't already doing so, I highly recommend popping over to her instagram page to follow the progress of this year's students. : #pcta  #pct2018  #pctig  #tHInKoutsidE  #thehikinglife 
Remember when you get to Crater Lake on your thru to be sure and look around, as there's a whole lot more to see than that big blue lake.
Remember when you get to Crater Lake on your thru to be sure and look around, as there's a whole lot more to see than that big blue lake.
PCT | I remember on day two of the Pacific Crest Trail sitting under an overpass. It was too early to admit to each other that we didn't know what the hell we were doing quite yet. Hikers melting in the shade, hikers with their hats over their faces, hikers with their feet beat up. All of us questioning why we were here, as we lay sprawled in the dirt letting the air dry our shirts stiff with salt - Not yet understanding what this journey would unfold to look like, how much determination it would demand from our hearts or exactly what it would mean to each of us, but the air felt electric and full of promise. The promise of something we couldn't quite touch yet. Desert it has been a lifetime - ready to see you again old friend. 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩
P.s that was one heavy pack.
PCT | I remember on day two of the Pacific Crest Trail sitting under an overpass. It was too early to admit to each other that we didn't know what the hell we were doing quite yet. Hikers melting in the shade, hikers with their hats over their faces, hikers with their feet beat up. All of us questioning why we were here, as we lay sprawled in the dirt letting the air dry our shirts stiff with salt - Not yet understanding what this journey would unfold to look like, how much determination it would demand from our hearts or exactly what it would mean to each of us, but the air felt electric and full of promise. The promise of something we couldn't quite touch yet. Desert it has been a lifetime - ready to see you again old friend. 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 P.s that was one heavy pack.
Class 2 - tHInK outsidE kids learned a bit about the diverse environments on the PCT, trail names, thru-hikers, trail angels, and what to bring on a day hike to keep safe. Next week we are hitting the trail on the first group hike. #tHInKoutsidE #pcta #pctig
Class 2 - tHInK outsidE kids learned a bit about the diverse environments on the PCT, trail names, thru-hikers, trail angels, and what to bring on a day hike to keep safe. Next week we are hitting the trail on the first group hike. #tHInKoutsidE  #pcta  #pctig 
Well, I’m official! The #adventure starts April 4. 🏜🏕🏔 #pct2018 #pcta #pctig #permit #nobo
Section N in California is the beginning of the Volcano hopping section of trail.  From this point through Oregon there is seemingly always a prominent volcano on the horizon ahead.  Here Lassen features in the center of the frame.

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Section N in California is the beginning of the Volcano hopping section of trail. From this point through Oregon there is seemingly always a prominent volcano on the horizon ahead. Here Lassen features in the center of the frame. #pct2016  #pctig  #pct  #trekthepct  #hiking  #trailchat  #optoutside 
Throwback to when my only job was to filter water...and check for cell phone reception 😆 PC: @zac.ripley
Throwback to when my only job was to filter water...and check for cell phone reception 😆 PC: @zac.ripley
"I'll show you a catnap." - Manzanita aka Trail Bait aka Trail Kitty aka Number One ♢#humansofthepct♢ •
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#pcta #pctig #pctclassof2017 #pct2017 #pacificcresttrail #pacificcresttrail2017 #pctstory #heygirlhey #optoutside #cats #wanderlust #wander #travel #explore #smile #latergram #hiking #camping #trailcrew #traillife #tentlife #backpacking #kitten #pctdays
"I'll show you a catnap." - Manzanita aka Trail Bait aka Trail Kitty aka Number One ♢#humansofthepct ♢ • • • That's all folks • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● • • • • • • • • • #pcta  #pctig  #pctclassof2017  #pct2017  #pacificcresttrail  #pacificcresttrail2017  #pctstory  #heygirlhey  #optoutside  #cats  #wanderlust  #wander  #travel  #explore  #smile  #latergram  #hiking  #camping  #trailcrew  #traillife  #tentlife  #backpacking  #kitten  #pctdays 
Who’s hoping to see a Sierra that looks something like this when they trek through? 📷 @santi.son / @westcoastgirl_xo #trekthepct #thetrek
Who’s hoping to see a Sierra that looks something like this when they trek through? 📷 @santi.son / @westcoastgirl_xo #trekthepct  #thetrek 
May 10, 2016. Pacific Crest Trail. Day 22. Approximately Mile 350. Another favorite cowboy camp site on the PCT--a ledge overlooking Swarthout Canyon just north of Cajon Pass and the I-15 Freeway. After completing the PCT right of passage that is stuffing myself at the Cajon Junction McDonalds, I found this choice campsite that provided me a pastel sunset enhanced by the SoCal smog as the freeway slithered through the mountain range like an illuminated snake. The next morning, I met my buddy Sebastian (@stepintonature) in a NSFW story that involved my campsite, my trowel and a cat hole with a view.
May 10, 2016. Pacific Crest Trail. Day 22. Approximately Mile 350. Another favorite cowboy camp site on the PCT--a ledge overlooking Swarthout Canyon just north of Cajon Pass and the I-15 Freeway. After completing the PCT right of passage that is stuffing myself at the Cajon Junction McDonalds, I found this choice campsite that provided me a pastel sunset enhanced by the SoCal smog as the freeway slithered through the mountain range like an illuminated snake. The next morning, I met my buddy Sebastian (@stepintonature) in a NSFW story that involved my campsite, my trowel and a cat hole with a view.
By special request: #pct Trail Angel decals and patches! Decals are $6 and available in 10 colors. Patches are $7.50 and available in any embroidery colors. DM to order, prices include shipping. 🏕🤓🏞 #trailangels #pct2018 #pcta #pctig #hikertrash #thruhike #hiking #backpacking
“Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Here grow the wallflower and the violet. The squirrel will come and sit upon your knee, the logcock will wake you in the morning. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill. Of all the upness accessible to mortals, there is no upness comparable to the mountains.” –John Muir

#Zpacks #ZpacksTents #HexamidSoloPlus
“Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Here grow the wallflower and the violet. The squirrel will come and sit upon your knee, the logcock will wake you in the morning. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill. Of all the upness accessible to mortals, there is no upness comparable to the mountains.” –John Muir #Zpacks  #ZpacksTents  #HexamidSoloPlus 
(3/3) "As the sun spread like melted butter over the mountain scene, it brought about both the end of the day and the end to my most beautiful stretch of trail on the PCT." Read and see more of the story at https://bradlanewriting.com

#pct #pctig #pct2018 #pacificcresttrail #pcta #bpmag #clymblife #washington #goatrockswilderness #thruhike #optoutside #usfs #wildernessculture #wilderness #idiotoutwanderingaround
I'm reviving my Instagram with my all new photoblog from the PCT. I will try to post once every day. Link in bio.
I'm reviving my Instagram with my all new photoblog from the PCT. I will try to post once every day. Link in bio.
Peakbagging is a version of “summit fever.” We hear it’s contagious.  Dr. Science also hypothesizes that, once inflicted, there is no cure.  Who’s got it?!? Check out Episode 008 and spread the symptomatic giggles.
📸: @tylerhikes 
#FootStuff #Podcast #Peakbagging #Brave #OptOutside #California #MountWhitney #PCTig #PacificCrestTrail #johnmuirtrail #sunrisehike #summitfever #hikernews #adventuretravel #hiking #theoutbound #todsl #ic_adventure #outside_project
Peakbagging is a version of “summit fever.” We hear it’s contagious. Dr. Science also hypothesizes that, once inflicted, there is no cure. Who’s got it?!? Check out Episode 008 and spread the symptomatic giggles. 📸: @tylerhikes #FootStuff  #Podcast  #Peakbagging  #Brave  #OptOutside  #California  #MountWhitney  #PCTig  #PacificCrestTrail  #johnmuirtrail  #sunrisehike  #summitfever  #hikernews  #adventuretravel  #hiking  #theoutbound  #todsl  #ic_adventure  #outside_project 
Throwback to summer in the mountains. .
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I’m not sure which a bizarrely chilly winter in Florida has me missing more. .
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#summer #sunshine #pnw #washingtonexplored #washingtontrails #wandereashington #pnwonderland #discoverearth #pct #pctig #pacificcresttrail #longdistancehiking #outsideisfree #getoutside #hikinglife #thruhike #choosemountains #optoutside #adventurelife #adventureiscalling #lostfam #theoutbound #wildernessculture #tbt #throwback
Throwback to summer in the mountains. . . I’m not sure which a bizarrely chilly winter in Florida has me missing more. . . . . . . . . . . . . #summer  #sunshine  #pnw  #washingtonexplored  #washingtontrails  #wandereashington  #pnwonderland  #discoverearth  #pct  #pctig  #pacificcresttrail  #longdistancehiking  #outsideisfree  #getoutside  #hikinglife  #thruhike  #choosemountains  #optoutside  #adventurelife  #adventureiscalling  #lostfam  #theoutbound  #wildernessculture  #tbt  #throwback 
Plucked from suburbia and dropped like a pin in the middle of nowhere, by yourself or with a stranger -  a common premise in today's TV shows. For the most part the participants have scant resources, sure, but it's the displacement variable that flushes these transparencies with drama. What some of us wouldn't do to have a taste of it for the first time all over again. Like a great book, to flip the page and not know the coming plot twist, to give yourself over to the particular cadences - many of us keep chasing the discovery of that feeling - of surmounting a pass only to see unending wilderness on the other side; to walk down valleys carved by glaciers, hopscotching over freezing brooks, the runoff coming down the top of the mountain; to have your heart quicken, not at the peril, but the beauty. I continue to be excited about the other long walks in my future, populated by characters I'll grow to love and topography that'll map itself out in my memory, but your first is your first. I still think about the #PCT everyday. #pctig #tbt #fbf 📸: #sunset on the @pctassociation in Washington
Plucked from suburbia and dropped like a pin in the middle of nowhere, by yourself or with a stranger - a common premise in today's TV shows. For the most part the participants have scant resources, sure, but it's the displacement variable that flushes these transparencies with drama. What some of us wouldn't do to have a taste of it for the first time all over again. Like a great book, to flip the page and not know the coming plot twist, to give yourself over to the particular cadences - many of us keep chasing the discovery of that feeling - of surmounting a pass only to see unending wilderness on the other side; to walk down valleys carved by glaciers, hopscotching over freezing brooks, the runoff coming down the top of the mountain; to have your heart quicken, not at the peril, but the beauty. I continue to be excited about the other long walks in my future, populated by characters I'll grow to love and topography that'll map itself out in my memory, but your first is your first. I still think about the #PCT  everyday. #pctig  #tbt  #fbf  📸: #sunset  on the @pctassociation in Washington
Throwback to that one time I hiked all the way from Mexico to Canada 🎉. Check out my latest video where I talk about some of the reasons as to WHY I HIKED THE PCT. Link to video in my bio 🎥.
Throwback to that one time I hiked all the way from Mexico to Canada 🎉. Check out my latest video where I talk about some of the reasons as to WHY I HIKED THE PCT. Link to video in my bio 🎥.
Joking around with Salamander shortly before Donner Pass and having a look at all those beautiful mountain flowers. Little did we know that just a few miles downhill  moskito hell was waiting for us... #mexicotocanada #PCTig #california #mountains #hiking #flowers #happiness #trail #sisters
Missing these lunch breaks

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"Yay I get to backtrack and hike back down the Devils Slide Trail...yay..." - Hat ♢#humansofthepct♢ •
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Meet Hat from #SanFrancisco by way of #Georgia •
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We met Hat as he came by out basecamp in the Mountain Fire Closure. Unfortunately we had to tell him no one was allowed in the area as the #PCT has been closed for repairs due to the Mountain Fire •
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The map he'd looked at made it seem like it was open but we had to inform him the trail would be closed for a while. •
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It was getting dark and he'd hiked UP Devils Slide thinking he'd been making great time, which he was. Alas as a trail crew working on repairs to a heavily damaged Section of trail we had to turn him around •
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He was bummed but still in good spirits as we chatted about his SOBO journey. He was the first official SOBO hiker we'd run into all season! It is definitely a different experience than NOBO •
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Remember, especially you PCT 2018 folks the Mountain Fire Closure is still in effect, but 2 more miles have opened. Please stay out of fire closures as the trail has not been deemed safe for hikers or stock •
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#pcta #pctig #pctclassof2017 #pct2017 #pacificcresttrail #pacificcresttrail2017 #pctstory #trekthepct #optoutside #wanderlust #wander #travel #explore #smile #latergram #hiking #camping #trailcrew #traillife #tentlife #backpacking #southbound #shortshorts
"Yay I get to backtrack and hike back down the Devils Slide Trail...yay..." - Hat ♢#humansofthepct ♢ • • • Meet Hat from #SanFrancisco  by way of #Georgia  • • • We met Hat as he came by out basecamp in the Mountain Fire Closure. Unfortunately we had to tell him no one was allowed in the area as the #PCT  has been closed for repairs due to the Mountain Fire • • • The map he'd looked at made it seem like it was open but we had to inform him the trail would be closed for a while. • • • It was getting dark and he'd hiked UP Devils Slide thinking he'd been making great time, which he was. Alas as a trail crew working on repairs to a heavily damaged Section of trail we had to turn him around • • • He was bummed but still in good spirits as we chatted about his SOBO journey. He was the first official SOBO hiker we'd run into all season! It is definitely a different experience than NOBO • • • Remember, especially you PCT 2018 folks the Mountain Fire Closure is still in effect, but 2 more miles have opened. Please stay out of fire closures as the trail has not been deemed safe for hikers or stock • • • Follow Hat on his adventures @mommysbigboy • • • Be safe and #happytrails  • • • #pcta  #pctig  #pctclassof2017  #pct2017  #pacificcresttrail  #pacificcresttrail2017  #pctstory  #trekthepct  #optoutside  #wanderlust  #wander  #travel  #explore  #smile  #latergram  #hiking  #camping  #trailcrew  #traillife  #tentlife  #backpacking  #southbound  #shortshorts 
Water & Woods. Coming soon to a forest near you

#TheGroundsKeepers #WhereIGottaGo #LeaveNoTrace #packitout #PCTig #pct2017 #TrekthePCT #FindYourPark
(2/3) The Most Beautiful Stretch of Trail on the PCT - the trail continued on as #mtadams loomed impressively to the south. Notice the insignificantly small hikers in the foreground. For the full story on this stretch of trail, head on over to www.BradLaneWriting.com

#bpmag #pctig #optoutside #clymblife #washington #pct #goatrockswilderness #backpacking #outdoors #osprey #idiotoutwanderingaround
Sierra’s sunsets
Sierra’s sunsets
The Sierra Buttes are beauts

#pct2016 #pct #pctig #trekthepct #trailchat #hiking
108 people sent in 90 second videos telling us why they were thru-hiking in 2018 and why they wanted to win this year’s massive Badger Sponsorship. The field has been narrowed down to 12. Your vote helps to determine the winner.  Check the link in our profile to watch these videos and make a lucky they-hiker’s year. #trekthepct #thetrek
108 people sent in 90 second videos telling us why they were thru-hiking in 2018 and why they wanted to win this year’s massive Badger Sponsorship. The field has been narrowed down to 12. Your vote helps to determine the winner. Check the link in our profile to watch these videos and make a lucky they-hiker’s year. #trekthepct  #thetrek 
#thruhikerthursday The feeling when you arrive at the #halfway point after about 2 months of #hiking, you are still in #california , and you know you have to walk the exact amount of miles again!!
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This would be one of the first things on my mind 😂😂 .
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This would be one of the first things on my mind 😂😂 . How much do you think Bitcoin will be worth a year from now? Comment below
This is the spot where I saw a mountain lion. I was going on 5 or so nights without sleep. It was snowing and looked to keep snowing. We were falling short of our daily mileage-and running out of food because of that. I wasn’t sure how the next few days would pan out, and thankfully everything worked out. The cat was to the right in the picture, in the middle of the river walking on the rocks. No more than 20 yards away at a given point. It casually walked away from us. As tough as times were, I was happy to see such a beautiful animal and thankful I was safe too. I didn’t sleep that night either though. It was just too cold. #pctig #trekthepct #yosemite #mountainlion
This is the spot where I saw a mountain lion. I was going on 5 or so nights without sleep. It was snowing and looked to keep snowing. We were falling short of our daily mileage-and running out of food because of that. I wasn’t sure how the next few days would pan out, and thankfully everything worked out. The cat was to the right in the picture, in the middle of the river walking on the rocks. No more than 20 yards away at a given point. It casually walked away from us. As tough as times were, I was happy to see such a beautiful animal and thankful I was safe too. I didn’t sleep that night either though. It was just too cold. #pctig  #trekthepct  #yosemite  #mountainlion 
Sunrise in northern California. Funny that before I started hiking I slept in a lot, but on trail I loved the early mornings.
#pct #pacificcresttrail #pct2017 #pctig #thruhiker #thruhiking #mexicotocanada #ultralight #trekthepct
There is something so fucking special about lying down to sleep under the trees after a hard day of hiking. About making your bed amongst a soft layer of pine needles. About waking up on the forest floor. Moments like these are some of the ones I miss the most. #pctrewind
There is something so fucking special about lying down to sleep under the trees after a hard day of hiking. About making your bed amongst a soft layer of pine needles. About waking up on the forest floor. Moments like these are some of the ones I miss the most. #pctrewind 
"In the first place you can't see anything from a car; you've got to get out of the goddamned contraption and walk, better yet crawl, on hands and knees, over the sandstone and through the thornbush and cactus. When traces of blood begin to mark your trail you'll see something, maybe." - Edward Abbey •Glen pass• an apt quote for the most remote part of the PCT.
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"In the first place you can't see anything from a car; you've got to get out of the goddamned contraption and walk, better yet crawl, on hands and knees, over the sandstone and through the thornbush and cactus. When traces of blood begin to mark your trail you'll see something, maybe." - Edward Abbey •Glen pass• an apt quote for the most remote part of the PCT. . . . . #pct2017  #pct  #trekthepct  #mountains  #thruhike  #womenwhohike  #sheexplores  #mexicotocanada  #landscape  #PCTig  #theTrek  #highsierra  #mywildernessstory  #naturegram  #anotherescape  #trailchat  #hikingculture  #rei1440project  #jmt  #sidetrackedmag  #anotherescape 
"We've lived in LA for a few years but miss the mountains. It's a city sure but you can drive outside of the city to escape." Jon and Santa ♢#humansofthepct ♢ •
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Coming down the trail after scouting the Mountain Fire damage on the PCT, we had a chance encounter with two hikers who'd just finished hiking up and down Mt. San Jacinto. •
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Jon and Santa from #France and #Italy have worked in the fashion industry for some time. They've lived around the world and LA had been home base for a few years •
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They'd never been to San Bernadino National Forest and wanted to hike up one of the tallest Peaks in Southern California. •
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People have this image of Southern California and LA being just one massive paved and developed area...but if you are willing to drive a little out of the way you can escape into mountains, forests, deserts, lakes and rivers. •
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We got to talking about how social media plays a role in today's culture and they encouraged us to look into becoming a brand ambassador for gear companies Given our background working outdoors and passion for teaching others about it....we are definitely interested 😊 •
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They want to travel and get to experience more parks, forests and natural areas in California and across the country! We are all for it! •
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Glad to see folks getting outside, exploring and visiting our natural spaces and supporting our public lands •
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#pcta #pctig #pctclassof2017 #pct2017 #pacificcresttrail #pacificcresttrail2017 #pctstory #optoutside #style #fashion #unitedoutside  #wanderlust #wander #travel #explore #smile #latergram #wandress #camping #trailcrew #traillife #backpacking
"We've lived in LA for a few years but miss the mountains. It's a city sure but you can drive outside of the city to escape." Jon and Santa ♢#humansofthepct  ♢ • • • Coming down the trail after scouting the Mountain Fire damage on the PCT, we had a chance encounter with two hikers who'd just finished hiking up and down Mt. San Jacinto. • • • Jon and Santa from #France  and #Italy  have worked in the fashion industry for some time. They've lived around the world and LA had been home base for a few years • • • They'd never been to San Bernadino National Forest and wanted to hike up one of the tallest Peaks in Southern California. • • • People have this image of Southern California and LA being just one massive paved and developed area...but if you are willing to drive a little out of the way you can escape into mountains, forests, deserts, lakes and rivers. • • • We got to talking about how social media plays a role in today's culture and they encouraged us to look into becoming a brand ambassador for gear companies Given our background working outdoors and passion for teaching others about it....we are definitely interested 😊 • • • They want to travel and get to experience more parks, forests and natural areas in California and across the country! We are all for it! • • • Glad to see folks getting outside, exploring and visiting our natural spaces and supporting our public lands • • • Be sure to follow their adventures @santavb @jon.agostini • • • #Happytrails  • • • #pcta  #pctig  #pctclassof2017  #pct2017  #pacificcresttrail  #pacificcresttrail2017  #pctstory  #optoutside  #style  #fashion  #unitedoutside  #wanderlust  #wander  #travel  #explore  #smile  #latergram  #wandress  #camping  #trailcrew  #traillife  #backpacking 
Is it the weekend yet?
Is it the weekend yet?
They are many surprises in the desert. This one came in the first 200 miles of the PCT.

#pct2018 #pct2017 #socalhiker #socalhikes #sanjacinto #sanbernardinonationalforest #sanbernardinomountains
It's important to remember it's more than humans walking these trails

#pct2016 #pct #pctig #trailchat #trekthepct
Anyone up for a game of name that view? I am looking at you @clayhikes

#TheGroundsKeepers #WhereIGottaGo #LeaveNoTrace #packitout #PCTig #pct2017 #TrekthePCT #FindYourPark
The best kind of selfie is a High Sierra selfie. 📷 @wilderness_yogi #thetrek #trekthepct
The best kind of selfie is a High Sierra selfie. 📷 @wilderness_yogi #thetrek  #trekthepct 
Tap twice if you’d rather be here right now. 📷 @jake_gustafson_ #trekthepct #thetrek
Tap twice if you’d rather be here right now. 📷 @jake_gustafson_ #trekthepct  #thetrek 
(1/3) The Most Beautiful Stretch of Trail on the PCT. This picture of the Klickton Divide backdropping a cowboy and his horses is just the beginning of the most beautiful stretch of trail on the PCT. Read the full story and see the whole stretch at www.BradLaneWriting.com

#pctig #clymblife #bpmag #optoutside🌲 #washington #cascade #giffordpinchotnationalforest. #pct #hikingtrail #equestrian #photocontest #idiotoutwanderingaround
Kings Canyon National Park
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#BenWouldThruHike
#PacificCrestTrail
#BenWouldGo
#MexicoToCanada
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#SleepInTheDirt #NeverStopExploring
#REI1440Project #OPTOutside #GetOutStayOut #TheTrailSpeaks #ForMomentsLikeThis #PCTig #PCT @pctassociation
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📷: @homemadewanderlust
I could hike different trail.
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I could explore the east coast, hike the divide, I could walk my own way along the Hayduke, hunker down as a storm rolls through the mountains of Colorado. I could bike the width of the country, road trip the deep south, but I know – I know for sure exactly where I will be wishing I was again.
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So, I’ll get rid of everything I don’t need, I’ll pack my clothes into cardboard boxes, i'll repair my stained old gear, i'll train uphill, downhill, sidling mountains in the scorching sun, in the pouring rain (jk screw that) and running on hard pavement until my lungs burn. I’ll learn more about photography, buy a new camera, buy a little fluffy microphone, one that bobs along as I walk and I’ll learn how to use it - in the hope that I this time I can come a little closer to capturing what my version of home looks like. I’ll save and work and save and save some more. I’ll save everything I can - because the fire to experience it all again shouts the loudest and needs to be stoked. It burns so much brighter than the rest of the foolish my wants.
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And I’ll love the trail again, I’ll savour every moment, contrast the glimpses of suffering from last time with lighter memories, good memories, soft memories that make my eyes wrinkle, memories that I can turn to in moments of doubt.  I’m not going back to relive the same magic, because that magic now only lives in my mind, the trail will never be the same and I have made peace with this – but I’ll return knowing everything that I know now and to share in this and have the faith that I can do this and that others can do this too. And I won’t be so damn afraid this time. What is life for restless souls but an endless stream of possibilities?  It just feels right to return to the place that turned my life inside out. What more of a reason do I need than that? And how will it chew me up and spit me out this time?
I could hike different trail. . I could explore the east coast, hike the divide, I could walk my own way along the Hayduke, hunker down as a storm rolls through the mountains of Colorado. I could bike the width of the country, road trip the deep south, but I know – I know for sure exactly where I will be wishing I was again. . So, I’ll get rid of everything I don’t need, I’ll pack my clothes into cardboard boxes, i'll repair my stained old gear, i'll train uphill, downhill, sidling mountains in the scorching sun, in the pouring rain (jk screw that) and running on hard pavement until my lungs burn. I’ll learn more about photography, buy a new camera, buy a little fluffy microphone, one that bobs along as I walk and I’ll learn how to use it - in the hope that I this time I can come a little closer to capturing what my version of home looks like. I’ll save and work and save and save some more. I’ll save everything I can - because the fire to experience it all again shouts the loudest and needs to be stoked. It burns so much brighter than the rest of the foolish my wants. . And I’ll love the trail again, I’ll savour every moment, contrast the glimpses of suffering from last time with lighter memories, good memories, soft memories that make my eyes wrinkle, memories that I can turn to in moments of doubt. I’m not going back to relive the same magic, because that magic now only lives in my mind, the trail will never be the same and I have made peace with this – but I’ll return knowing everything that I know now and to share in this and have the faith that I can do this and that others can do this too. And I won’t be so damn afraid this time. What is life for restless souls but an endless stream of possibilities? It just feels right to return to the place that turned my life inside out. What more of a reason do I need than that? And how will it chew me up and spit me out this time?
Well, Instagram deleted my caption... but, I’m leaving for the PCT in 3 months & I posted a blog post with some FAQs I’ve been asked about my upcoming thru-hike! Link is in my bio if you wanna read! ☺️
Well, Instagram deleted my caption... but, I’m leaving for the PCT in 3 months & I posted a blog post with some FAQs I’ve been asked about my upcoming thru-hike! Link is in my bio if you wanna read! ☺️
Oh, how I miss these magical skies. #pctrewind
Oh, how I miss these magical skies. #pctrewind 
7.13.17 day 69 26 miles :: Shortly after entering Desolation Wilderness, I arrived on the shoreline of Aloha Lake. I know I must say this several times in a week, but it was the most beautiful alpine lake I've ever come across. Half frozen, with islands and ice caps sporadically breaching the surface, the lake stretched for miles beneath white capped granite cliffs. I don't remember ever seeing water so blue and pristine. The place truly touched my heart and left an impact on my attitude for the remainder of the day. I passed a half dozen more lakes along the afternoon and over Dicks Pass. Around noon I planted down in the shade for treat I had much been looking forward to. The previous day, I packed out a ten inch meat lovers pizza for dinner but ended up filling up on a Chinese buffet instead. I sat and feasted my eyes on the mountains and my stomach on pizza. I licked my fingers clean of grease and bacon bits and washed it all down with a cold raspberry lemonade. Life just couldn't get much sweeter.
7.13.17 day 69 26 miles :: Shortly after entering Desolation Wilderness, I arrived on the shoreline of Aloha Lake. I know I must say this several times in a week, but it was the most beautiful alpine lake I've ever come across. Half frozen, with islands and ice caps sporadically breaching the surface, the lake stretched for miles beneath white capped granite cliffs. I don't remember ever seeing water so blue and pristine. The place truly touched my heart and left an impact on my attitude for the remainder of the day. I passed a half dozen more lakes along the afternoon and over Dicks Pass. Around noon I planted down in the shade for treat I had much been looking forward to. The previous day, I packed out a ten inch meat lovers pizza for dinner but ended up filling up on a Chinese buffet instead. I sat and feasted my eyes on the mountains and my stomach on pizza. I licked my fingers clean of grease and bacon bits and washed it all down with a cold raspberry lemonade. Life just couldn't get much sweeter.
High ho, high ho into the trees of #NorCal we go.. #pct2018 #pct2017 #norcalhiking
"Of all the trails you take in life make sure some of them are dirt" - John Muir
📍Pacific Crest Trail (Wenatchee National Forest)
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#pct #pct2017 #pctig #thetrek #pacificcresttrail #washington #pnwonderland #pnw #pnwfall #thruhike #backpackwashington #hikersofinstagram #hikers #keephiking #thegreatoutdoors #adventure #explorepnw #adventureenthusiast #bns_landscape #bd_pro #westbysouthwest #leftcoast #colors_of_day #ig_favoritethings
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” –W. Shakespeare
#EmigrantWilderness
Daydreaming about Summer and looking forward to many more views just like this one.
Daydreaming about Summer and looking forward to many more views just like this one.
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anyone in the seattle area wanna give me some landscape photography/camera pointers? my experience is in portrait, and i’m looking to improve my skills. i’ll buy you a beer, and if you’re lucky, take you out for thai food. just sayin. —
#landscapephotography #pnwonderland #pnw #pnwlife #getoutside #pctig #stevenmather #photography #landscape #theoutbound #pacificnorthwest #seattlephotographer #instadaily #instacommunity #natgeotravel #welltravelled #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanlifediaries #neverstopexploring #explore #adventure #letsgosomewhere #washington #illbuyyoubeer
— anyone in the seattle area wanna give me some landscape photography/camera pointers? my experience is in portrait, and i’m looking to improve my skills. i’ll buy you a beer, and if you’re lucky, take you out for thai food. just sayin. — #landscapephotography  #pnwonderland  #pnw  #pnwlife  #getoutside  #pctig  #stevenmather  #photography  #landscape  #theoutbound  #pacificnorthwest  #seattlephotographer  #instadaily  #instacommunity  #natgeotravel  #welltravelled  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #vanlifediaries  #neverstopexploring  #explore  #adventure  #letsgosomewhere  #washington  #illbuyyoubeer 
As of now, it seems like the Sierra won’t look like this for the majority of NOBOs in 2018. Harder hiking, but man oh man, ain’t it easy on the eyes. 📷 @zac.ripley #trekthepct #thetrek
As of now, it seems like the Sierra won’t look like this for the majority of NOBOs in 2018. Harder hiking, but man oh man, ain’t it easy on the eyes. 📷 @zac.ripley #trekthepct  #thetrek 
PCT17 | Je marche très souvent seule, surtout le matin. Je me réveille doucement. Comme si j'avais besoin d'un petit moment de méditation dans la journée, alors c'est le matin. Ce moment là je suis en espèce de transe, je n'ai pas la grosse jasette et je préfère prendre un rythme plus rapide, tandis que James est un peu lent le matin et prend des millions de photos comme toujours. Je ne l'attend plus maintenant, je sais qu'il prend son temps pour perfectionner ses clichers et je respecte ça. Alors on se retrouve plus loin sur le sentier, pour la pause café. J'essaye toujours de trouver un spot avec une vue incroyable, ce qui n'est pas difficile ici. Et dès que James me rejoint, le café est déjà presque prêt sur le réchaud. On apprécie ce doux moment, c'est devenue l'habitude, une zone de confort après avoir accomplie un 10 miles avant 10 heures.
Credits: James Wolfe 
#pctig #pct17
PCT17 | Je marche très souvent seule, surtout le matin. Je me réveille doucement. Comme si j'avais besoin d'un petit moment de méditation dans la journée, alors c'est le matin. Ce moment là je suis en espèce de transe, je n'ai pas la grosse jasette et je préfère prendre un rythme plus rapide, tandis que James est un peu lent le matin et prend des millions de photos comme toujours. Je ne l'attend plus maintenant, je sais qu'il prend son temps pour perfectionner ses clichers et je respecte ça. Alors on se retrouve plus loin sur le sentier, pour la pause café. J'essaye toujours de trouver un spot avec une vue incroyable, ce qui n'est pas difficile ici. Et dès que James me rejoint, le café est déjà presque prêt sur le réchaud. On apprécie ce doux moment, c'est devenue l'habitude, une zone de confort après avoir accomplie un 10 miles avant 10 heures. Credits: James Wolfe #pctig  #pct17