Had to put our PCT dreams on hold this year because we both got into grad school. So we decided to hike the JMT again - but this time NOBO (northbound). Looking forward to a snow free trail and a lot less detours. Weeeeee.
On this day next month I’ll take my first step into the wilderness!! #JohnMuirTrail
Resupply, bear cans, essentials. Shit is getting organized! #JMT2018 .
26 days in the woods. #luckygirl so grateful I get to do this!
The view on the way back down wasn't too shabby either. This is part of the #JohnMuirTrail , named after a guy who is revered big-style in these parts. You can see #NevadaFalls to the right hand side of the picture, and #MtBroderick and #HalfDome just to the left of that.
Yesterday we woke up at Guitar Lake at 1:00am to hike Mt. Whitney for a sunrise summit. That 4 miles from 11,400 to 14,496 felt like the longest and hardest 4 miles we hiked thus far. But we literally watched the sun rise from below our feet. An experience of a lifetime. And I got to do it my chum, Monkey. #wedidit#johnmuirtrail#jmtclassof2018
The Sierra has always held a special place in my heart and to call them home for nearly a month was an incredible privilege. I hiked nearly 300 miles through these mountains and barely scratched the surface of this impressive range. Such immense beauty in the valleys, the peaks, and the people who seek to immerse themselves in its beauty!
"Walk as far as you can go, and then take another step." Still one of my favorite quotes. I found it written on a rock in Spain on the #caminodesantiago years ago. It repeated over and over in my head during the last couple weeks.
#JMT Day 13: A picture-perfect view of Marie Lakes from Selden Pass. Ñoqui was a #PCT hiker I’d been hiking with for a few days from Mather Pass. We had a shared goal of making it to VVR in 4 days, and had to push the miles hard to get within striking distance. This view healed the aches of a tough 17-mile day. #jmt2018#johnmuirtrail#california#happytrails#thruhike
New clothes for a new adventure 😆💕💕💕 Who can resist that skirt? 😱💘 It is actually a "resting skirt", to wear at the mountain cabin or in the way back home after taking a bath at the mountain onsen (hotspring). It is incredibly comfortable...
It comes in a set with shorts that I used as a pajama 😊
Of course, you can use it for hiking or anything else you want. I will for sure use it in the city too 😍
The adorable illustrations from the patern is a special collaboration with Yuri Yosumi 🙌💕💕💕 I love her books too! The illustrations are based on the John Muir trail at Yosemite National Park 😱💕💕💕 (In case you don't know, he is known as the father of National Parks and the person who wrote that quote that all hikers have running on our veins: "The mountains are calling and I must go"⛰️🏃💕💕💕