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PACIFIC CREST TRAIL | DAY 78 | 33 miles || 33 miles...What a day. I tried out the strategy of taking a hour break every 10 miles, and trying to do 10 before 10, and 20 before 2. I was so hungry today, eating a large snack every hour, and still wanting so much more. The first few miles were downhill and back to the side of a mountain hiking that I loved in the desert. The first of many climbs took me above the trees, with incredible views reminding me of Colorado. The trail stayed next to flowers and grass for a few amazing miles, until I took my first break at 10am. The second set of 10 miles was harder, since there was more elevation gain, and I was a little tired. Equally as beautiful, with views challenging the best of the Sierra. I noticed that I was getting same high from hiking far and fast as from running, which feels great to get again. The third section was possibly the best, because I was walking right on the ridgeline of a mountain for a long time, with stunning views of large lakes below, and all of the mountains I walked past earlier in the day. One last climb at 6:30pm up Carson Pass was tough, snowy at the top, but so enjoyable, since it was golden hour. Coming down, I got my first look at Lake Tahoe, and went 2 more miles to the road’s trailhead to camp, where about 8 other people were doing the same. I feel great after all the miles, not as tired as I thought I would be, and not sore yet. This section has definitely gone down as one of my favorites. 14 easy miles in the morning into South Lake Tahoe, then it’s time for a day and a half and two nights off! I can’t wait to eat all the town food and relax!

PACIFIC CREST TRAIL | DAY 78 | 33 miles || 33 miles...What a day. I tried out the strategy of taking a hour break every 10 miles, and trying to do 10 before 10, and 20 before 2. I was so hungry today, eating a large snack every hour, and still wanting so much more. The first few miles were downhill and back to the side of a mountain hiking that I loved in the desert. The first of many climbs took me above the trees, with incredible views reminding me of Colorado. The trail stayed next to flowers and grass for a few amazing miles, until I took my first break at 10am. The second set of 10 miles was harder, since there was more elevation gain, and I was a little tired. Equally as beautiful, with views challenging the best of the Sierra. I noticed that I was getting same high from hiking far and fast as from running, which feels great to get again. The third section was possibly the best, because I was walking right on the ridgeline of a mountain for a long time, with stunning views of large lakes below, and all of the mountains I walked past earlier in the day. One last climb at 6:30pm up Carson Pass was tough, snowy at the top, but so enjoyable, since it was golden hour. Coming down, I got my first look at Lake Tahoe, and went 2 more miles to the road’s trailhead to camp, where about 8 other people were doing the same. I feel great after all the miles, not as tired as I thought I would be, and not sore yet. This section has definitely gone down as one of my favorites. 14 easy miles in the morning into South Lake Tahoe, then it’s time for a day and a half and two nights off! I can’t wait to eat all the town food and relax! - 3 minutes ago

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PACIFIC CREST TRAIL | DAY 77 | 26 miles || A cold start to a steep climb was hard, but after traversing icy snow and climbing 800 feet, it was time to go back down again, and not go up that high again on the trail, 10,500 feet. After a while of descending and passing through patchy snow, we were out of it and cruising. I can’t believe how good it feels to cruise at more than 3 mph, we haven’t had much of that since the desert. Some downhill mixed with steep uphills was most of the day. It was quite a bit of elevation gain, but the miles came quick since there wasn’t much snow, river crossings, mud, or any mosquitoes. We took a few hour long breaks, and after 15 miles, at 4:00pm, I decided to keep going further than Mason was planning, since I was feeling good. I was eating a big snack every hour, but still hungry and getting more tired. After 5500 feet of elevation gain and 26 miles I got to the campsite at Noble Lake at 8:30pm, just in time for the amazing sunset. I cooked my dinner, enjoyed some cell service, which is a rarity at this point outside of towns, and went to bed. I’m planning to do more than 30 miles tomorrow, and I’m excited to see what my body can handle again!

PACIFIC CREST TRAIL | DAY 77 | 26 miles || A cold start to a steep climb was hard, but after traversing icy snow and climbing 800 feet, it was time to go back down again, and not go up that high again on the trail, 10,500 feet. After a while of descending and passing through patchy snow, we were out of it and cruising. I can’t believe how good it feels to cruise at more than 3 mph, we haven’t had much of that since the desert. Some downhill mixed with steep uphills was most of the day. It was quite a bit of elevation gain, but the miles came quick since there wasn’t much snow, river crossings, mud, or any mosquitoes. We took a few hour long breaks, and after 15 miles, at 4:00pm, I decided to keep going further than Mason was planning, since I was feeling good. I was eating a big snack every hour, but still hungry and getting more tired. After 5500 feet of elevation gain and 26 miles I got to the campsite at Noble Lake at 8:30pm, just in time for the amazing sunset. I cooked my dinner, enjoyed some cell service, which is a rarity at this point outside of towns, and went to bed. I’m planning to do more than 30 miles tomorrow, and I’m excited to see what my body can handle again! - 10 minutes ago

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PACIFIC CREST TRAIL | DAY 76 | 8 miles || The morning was cold and windy since we were camped high up on a ridge. The trail wound up and down through some mini passes, across some snowfields, and in some incredibly beautiful areas. Coming down, about 2 miles from the road was an awesome steep glissade dropping you about 200 feet, which was a blast. We got to the top of the Sonora Pass road at 10:00am, and immediately got a ride to Kennedy Meadows North from a trail runner. Starting to charge, relaxing, and eating a good burger and fries for lunch was awesome. We chilled for hours, resupplied at the store there, then walked a mile back to the highway to get back on trail. It took 45 minutes to get a ride back, but a backpacker took us back up to the pass. At 6:45pm we started hiking again after running into Tommy and Britney, who were waiting for a ride in. We only got about a mile in, but at least we are setting ourselves up for a full day tomorrow, and we are camped at a great site, with a campfire and a few friends we’ve been leap frogging with. I’m excited to see what this next section holds, as the terrain seems to be changing very quickly!

PACIFIC CREST TRAIL | DAY 76 | 8 miles || The morning was cold and windy since we were camped high up on a ridge. The trail wound up and down through some mini passes, across some snowfields, and in some incredibly beautiful areas. Coming down, about 2 miles from the road was an awesome steep glissade dropping you about 200 feet, which was a blast. We got to the top of the Sonora Pass road at 10:00am, and immediately got a ride to Kennedy Meadows North from a trail runner. Starting to charge, relaxing, and eating a good burger and fries for lunch was awesome. We chilled for hours, resupplied at the store there, then walked a mile back to the highway to get back on trail. It took 45 minutes to get a ride back, but a backpacker took us back up to the pass. At 6:45pm we started hiking again after running into Tommy and Britney, who were waiting for a ride in. We only got about a mile in, but at least we are setting ourselves up for a full day tomorrow, and we are camped at a great site, with a campfire and a few friends we’ve been leap frogging with. I’m excited to see what this next section holds, as the terrain seems to be changing very quickly! - 15 minutes ago

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#chamomile #flowers #forceofnature  #macro_brilliance #macro #agameoftones #nb_nature_brilliance #colorsofnature #beautifulnature #beautyofnature #the_gallery_of_magic #fiftyshades_of_nature #the_mirror_of_our_souls  #bpa_nature #nature_worldwide_miracles #naturephotography #soulful_moments #still_life_nature #heart_imprint #gottalove_a_  #ethereal_moods #moodmagic  #dof_brilliance #bokeh_addicts #bokeh #bokehphotography #allkindsofnature #allkindsofmagic #kamille

🌼🌼🌼 • • #chamomile #flowers #forceofnature   #macro_brilliance #macro #agameoftones #nb_nature_brilliance #colorsofnature #beautifulnature #beautyofnature #the_gallery_of_magic #fiftyshades_of_nature #the_mirror_of_our_souls   #bpa_nature #nature_worldwide_miracles #naturephotography #soulful_moments #still_life_nature #heart_imprint #gottalove_a_   #ethereal_moods #moodmagic   #dof_brilliance #bokeh_addicts #bokeh #bokehphotography #allkindsofnature #allkindsofmagic #kamille - 26 minutes ago

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A hike up in the higher elevations of the #SanGabrielMountains was exactly what I needed. 8.5 miles, and it felt so good. Life has been crazy lately, and it was so nice to finally have some time to really get out there. There is a #Peace in the #Wilderness that is beyond my understanding, and it’s a beautiful thing💚. #AngelesNationalForest #SanGabrielMountains #HikingSouthernCalifornia  #Beauty #OptOutside #NatureLover #WomenWhoHike #HikingNomad #WildernessCulture #ForceOfNature #NaturePhotography #PhotographersOfInstagram #SocalTravels #Naturegram #BeautifulDestinations #TheOutbound #PeopleWhoExplore #Hiking #Hike #Adventure #Explore #BeautifulWorld #Love #Mountains #Hiker #Inspiration #Inspirational #LAPhotographer

A hike up in the higher elevations of the #SanGabrielMountains was exactly what I needed. 8.5 miles, and it felt so good. Life has been crazy lately, and it was so nice to finally have some time to really get out there. There is a #Peace in the #Wilderness that is beyond my understanding, and it’s a beautiful thing💚. #AngelesNationalForest #SanGabrielMountains #HikingSouthernCalifornia #Beauty #OptOutside #NatureLover #WomenWhoHike #HikingNomad #WildernessCulture #ForceOfNature #NaturePhotography #PhotographersOfInstagram #SocalTravels #Naturegram #BeautifulDestinations #TheOutbound #PeopleWhoExplore #Hiking #Hike #Adventure #Explore #BeautifulWorld #Love #Mountains #Hiker #Inspiration #Inspirational #LAPhotographer - 36 minutes ago

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you know
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when you're too tired
to sleep...
but what it is
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it's just the beginning
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#lovelifehappiness #creativeenergy #forceofnature #musician #composer #violinist #curator #collaborator #artist #performer #recordingartist #violinsorceress #sleeplessnights #dreamer #stringnoise #sonoluminus #stringnoiseduo #sonoluminusartist #violinduo #soloist #newmusic #experimentalmusic #chambermusic #classicalmusician #contemporarymusic #chaconne #contemporaryclassical #electroacousticmusic #paulinekimharris #performingartist

you know that feeling when you're too tired to sleep... but what it is actually is that deep down inside you feel it's just the beginning of something you need to stay awake for... • • • #lovelifehappiness #creativeenergy #forceofnature #musician #composer #violinist #curator #collaborator #artist #performer #recordingartist #violinsorceress #sleeplessnights #dreamer #stringnoise #sonoluminus #stringnoiseduo #sonoluminusartist #violinduo #soloist #newmusic #experimentalmusic #chambermusic #classicalmusician #contemporarymusic #chaconne #contemporaryclassical #electroacousticmusic #paulinekimharris #performingartist - 48 minutes ago

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Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.~John Ruskin ❤️🌲🐻 #bigbear #bigbearlake #naturelover #socalmountains #mybackyard

Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.~John Ruskin ❤️🌲🐻 #bigbear #bigbearlake #naturelover #socalmountains #mybackyard - 1 hour ago

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My first crack at #pixaloop what do you guys think of this type of effect, is it a bit dodgy or ok 👎👍
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My first crack at #pixaloop what do you guys think of this type of effect, is it a bit dodgy or ok 👎👍 • • #naturephotography #shark #manipulation #specialeffects #art #artofvisuals #visualshotz #shotzdelight #natgeo #forceofnature #earthfocus #marineanimals #stellar_shots #instagram #instagood #dronesdaily #dronestagram #dronephotography #instaoftheday #fromwhereidrone #droneoftheday #eclectic_shotz #theimaged #gramslayers #createcommune #create #experienceoz #dronemultimedia - 1 hour ago

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My little fish 💕

My little fish 💕 - 1 hour ago

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One more photo from the Tour de Wyoming, day 5. This might be the only photo taken of me (Willow) ON my bike during the tour.
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#tourdewyoming #outwest #roadbiking #cycling #biketouring #adventurecycling #biketour #wyoming #thatswy #outtherepodcast #forceofnature

One more photo from the Tour de Wyoming, day 5. This might be the only photo taken of me (Willow) ON my bike during the tour. - 📷 by @rita__dm - #tourdewyoming #outwest #roadbiking #cycling #biketouring #adventurecycling #biketour #wyoming #thatswy #outtherepodcast #forceofnature - 1 hour ago

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Feels more than a little bizarre to stagger through my last day of the @slconservancy Field Crew season. From the aggravating to the numinous- often in a single day or hour- I have no words for the aggregated experience except.... thank you. I’ll miss these hills... and maybe even these nutty, wonderful humans.
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#fieldwork #conservation #habitatrestoration #holycow #optoutside #forceofnature

Feels more than a little bizarre to stagger through my last day of the @slconservancy Field Crew season. From the aggravating to the numinous- often in a single day or hour- I have no words for the aggregated experience except.... thank you. I’ll miss these hills... and maybe even these nutty, wonderful humans. . . #fieldwork #conservation #habitatrestoration #holycow #optoutside #forceofnature - 1 hour ago

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Celebrating Gracie’s 30th bday from 10,358 feet. Happy birthday to you, @pnw_hikergurl! 🎂🎁🎉💋👣🏔

Celebrating Gracie’s 30th bday from 10,358 feet. Happy birthday to you, @pnw_hikergurl ! 🎂🎁🎉💋👣🏔 - 2 hours ago

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Rain or Shine... Heavy down pour, no problem! 
Such a beautiful place😍
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⁣ #livelaughlove #banffnationalpark #inkpots #johnstoncanyon #hiker #spiritualjourney #waterfalls #exploremore #hiking #nature #explore #exploregreatness #rainorshine #neverstopexploring #optoutside  #lifeofadventure #fitness #wanderlust #wildernessculture #likeamountaingirl  #photography #wanderlust #staywild  #passionpassport #instagood #keepitwild #forceofnature #explorebanff

Rain or Shine... Heavy down pour, no problem! Such a beautiful place😍 . . . . . . . . . . . ⁣ #livelaughlove #banffnationalpark #inkpots #johnstoncanyon #hiker #spiritualjourney #waterfalls #exploremore #hiking #nature #explore #exploregreatness #rainorshine #neverstopexploring #optoutside #lifeofadventure #fitness #wanderlust #wildernessculture #likeamountaingirl #photography #wanderlust #staywild #passionpassport #instagood #keepitwild #forceofnature #explorebanff - 2 hours ago

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It started to rain as we arrived at the Palisade Lakes. Since we had arrived later in the afternoon, a lot of good tent sites were taken, and we ended up pitching our tent on an incline. We set up our tent as quickly as we could, then built a small fort around it with stones to try and divert any water overnight as it started to rain harder. I started to miss basic comforts - showers, soap, a proper pillow. The rain stopped around 7:00pm, producing a vibrant pink sunset. (07/19/2018)

It started to rain as we arrived at the Palisade Lakes. Since we had arrived later in the afternoon, a lot of good tent sites were taken, and we ended up pitching our tent on an incline. We set up our tent as quickly as we could, then built a small fort around it with stones to try and divert any water overnight as it started to rain harder. I started to miss basic comforts - showers, soap, a proper pillow. The rain stopped around 7:00pm, producing a vibrant pink sunset. (07/19/2018) - 2 hours ago

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Summer nights

Summer nights - 2 hours ago

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Family Fun Fridays! .
#laughes #love #outdoorsfun #family #hiking #hikingwithfamily #outdoorslife #amazinggrace #thankyoujesus #mountains #trails #naturepics #naturegirl #trees #naturelover #forceofnature #familia #mahala #hakunamatata #adventures #choosehappiness #travel #norcal #auburncalifornia #letsgo #shehikes #puravida

Family Fun Fridays! . #laughes #love #outdoorsfun #family #hiking #hikingwithfamily #outdoorslife #amazinggrace #thankyoujesus #mountains #trails #naturepics #naturegirl #trees #naturelover #forceofnature #familia #mahala #hakunamatata #adventures #choosehappiness #travel #norcal #auburncalifornia #letsgo #shehikes #puravida - 2 hours ago

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And then of course, there were marmots. Like this one, judging us for dropping our hiking poles to take a picture of it. (07/19/2018)

And then of course, there were marmots. Like this one, judging us for dropping our hiking poles to take a picture of it. (07/19/2018) - 2 hours ago

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💖Stop and smell the flowers 💐 .
#oolalife #lavenderplantseverywhere #myotherotherjob #solotravellingwoman #seedtosealguarantee #optoutside #forceofnature

💖Stop and smell the flowers 💐 . #oolalife #lavenderplantseverywhere #myotherotherjob #solotravellingwoman #seedtosealguarantee #optoutside #forceofnature - 2 hours ago

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After 2 years of wanting to see this lake with my own eyes, I am so thankful I finally got to do it!
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#optoutside #nature #love  #mountains #adventure #explore #PNW #happy #joy #summer #sunny #sunshine #smiles #happyandhealthy #peace #REI #couple #spontaneous #washington #hiking #river #forest #theenchantments #happyandhealthy #travel #womenhikers #forceofnature #reiemployee #womenwhohike #hikeyourownhike

After 2 years of wanting to see this lake with my own eyes, I am so thankful I finally got to do it! . . . . . . . . . . . #optoutside #nature #love #mountains #adventure #explore #PNW #happy #joy #summer #sunny #sunshine #smiles #happyandhealthy #peace #REI #couple #spontaneous #washington #hiking #river #forest #theenchantments #happyandhealthy #travel #womenhikers #forceofnature #reiemployee #womenwhohike #hikeyourownhike - 2 hours ago

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A bird sitting on a branch is never afraid of it breaking, because her trust is not in the branch, but in her own wings.
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Pictured: Red Winged Black Bird.
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#naturalist #bird #californianaturalist #natureoftheday #photooftheday #photography #birdwatching #redwingedblackbird #empoweringquotes #liveauthentic #loveyourself #fearless #explore #womeninthewild #lfl #forceofnature #optoutside #instalike #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #birdsofinstagram #bird #wild #wildlifephotography #likeforlikes #likeforfollow #l4like #l4

A bird sitting on a branch is never afraid of it breaking, because her trust is not in the branch, but in her own wings. • And that, my friends, is a lesson to be learned from a bird. 🐦 • Pictured: Red Winged Black Bird. . . . . . . . . . #naturalist #bird #californianaturalist #natureoftheday #photooftheday #photography #birdwatching #redwingedblackbird #empoweringquotes #liveauthentic #loveyourself #fearless #explore #womeninthewild #lfl #forceofnature #optoutside #instalike #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #birdsofinstagram #bird #wild #wildlifephotography #likeforlikes #likeforfollow #l4like #l4 - 2 hours ago

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