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Casual walk back to the campsite ๐Ÿฅพ

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โ€œIโ€™m a member of the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona and Iโ€™m currently dollar blazing the FDT (F'ing Debt Trail) in hopes that one day I'll be white blazing the AT (Appalachian Trail). What this means: Iโ€™m on a debt free journey in order to thru-hike the AT in 2022. Iโ€™ve always been into hiking and got into backpacking in 2016. It took over a year to buy all the gear and I eventually went on my very first backpacking trip. I decided the time to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail is NOW, but my bank account said, โ€˜no dear, you're in debt.โ€™ Backpacking has not only inspired me to get outdoors more, but to also clean up my financial mess in order to have the future I have only dreamed of. Backpacking gives me confidence and so does getting out of debt. Nothing bad has come from being out in nature.โ€ -Jessica | @dollarblazing โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Check out Jessicaโ€™s youtube channel: โ€œDollar Blazingโ€ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Pronouns: she/her โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Tag #unlikelyhikers to be featured! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € [Image description: person taking selfie and smiling widely wearing hiking gear. Bright sunny day, sheโ€™s wearing a hat and sunglasses. Dry hills and desert landscape in background.]

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I had been eyeing up Towsley Canyon for a few weeks now so Iโ€™m glad I finally made a trip out there for #hike17 ! It was a beautiful 6 mile loop with tons of wildflowers. I tried running portions of it but kept stopping to take pictures๐Ÿ˜‚. Iโ€™ll definitely be back!

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So peaceful out on the trails last weekend! We didn't see another hiker for 6 miles!! We had most of the park to ourselves up on the higher trails. Do you prefer seeing lots of people on the trails or have them all to yourself?โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ #hikethenwine #everytrailconnects #SaltPointStatePark #theoutdoorpassion #californiacaptures #outsideculture #BetterOutHere #weareroamers #idratherbeinnature #hikingculture #wildernessculture #takeahike #staywild #abc7now #naturalcalifornia #werehikers #outdoormaster #lovewhereyoulive #rawcalifornia #exploremore #takemoreadventures #liveauthentic #happyhiker #hikecalifornia #simplyadventure #lifeofadventures #peoplewhoadventure #wandermore #whyihike #hikingviews โฃ

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If you ask me why I drive hours and hours then hike miles and miles to sleep in the mountains... this is #whyihike ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿฅพ https://followtiffsjourney.com/backpacking-thousand-island-lake/

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For those of you who have your own dog know how much they mean to you! Right now my family is helping me with him as Iโ€™m busy building @freshdetaill for a couple weeks. Ryder is my ultimate adventure buddy. I canโ€™t wait to have him back. Thank you @kathyleenielsen @toddnielsen @landonnielsen100 @paigeyetter_ for being so awesome ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ - - - #hike #whyihike #fun #summer #water #lifestyle #photo #mountain #fitness #instagram #photographer #travelphotography #dog #vizsla #vizslasofinstagram #wilderness

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Another jem we in Flagstaff are lucky to have so close. . . . . Great pic by @the_az_explorer

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It's finally spring on the pond! It has been a whirlwind these last few weeks, but it is all going to slow down soon. I can't wait to have some time to head to the mountains, and to relax down by this beautiful blue water๐Ÿ’ง

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Weโ€™re so stoked about the @rei opening in Grand Rapids. REI has had a wonderful relationship with NCTA for well over a decade, and theyโ€™re a fantastic supporter of National Scenic Trails. Thank you, REI. Letโ€™s keep growing together! โ€ข #northcountrytrail #nationalscenictrail #whyihike #rei

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We only had 6 miles on out first day but our @palantepacks were soooOoo heavy. And when ur pack doesnโ€™t have a hip-belt that can be an issue. Watch my latest video to find out how Iโ€™ve managed to pack my pack in order to make shoulder pain almost nonexistent on those heavy daysss. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… #lowesttohighestroute

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"Confession: for an obscene amount of time I thought the airport code TRI meant somewhere in Arkansas. I finally learned it was not because I flew there and when we landed, much to my surprise, I was not in fact in Arkansas but in Tennessee! * It was a good surprise because ever since I read the book Christy as a young girl Iโ€™ve not-so-secretly harbored a desire to move deep into the Appalachians and marry a mountain man. And while I didnโ€™t have any luck with the mountain man on this particular layover, I did go on the best little hike that let me soak in those primeval mountains in all their smoky, blue glory. * If you happen to find yourself in this part of Virginessee (or Tenneginia) and want to go on this same hike, have the hotel shuttle or an Uber take you to Bays Mountain. Itโ€™s about a 1.5 hour hike and a quick climb to the top of this depression-era fire tower for the prettiest views of not-Arkansas! * Swipe to see the fire tower! Would you climb it?!โ€ @tramontanetravel #LayoverLife #KrewKonnect * #liveamari #visitkingsport #tnstateparks #madeintn #onlyintennessee #optoutside #liveyouradventure #everytrailconnects #seekadventure #whyihike #findyourtrail #layoverguide #letsgetlost #flightattendant

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We were blissfully unaware of the tornado warnings that popped up today as we took shelter from the ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ˜ณ Mama was just thankful for our new #Ruffwear #SunShowerRainJacket that kept this pupper dry from head to tail ๐Ÿ’š โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” #RidgesBigAdventure #MyDogIsMy #BestFriend #exploreTRV #gooutsideandplay #alltrails #thisismysouth #todsl #southernstatesco #whyihike #ipulledoverforthis #hikevibes #happypeoplehike #takeahike #exploremore #naturetherapy #hikerbabesorg100 #10 -100 #hikingculture #peoplewhohike #happypeoplehike #adogslife #adventurebuddy #optoutside #happypupshike #thisisalabama #hikealabama #alabamahikes

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Last weekend we celebrated our last date-iversary. Iโ€™ll never forget how nervous you were to ask me out, and Iโ€™ll NEVER let you live down how jumpy you were asking me to marry you. Your calm, quiet, secretive outward demeanor is so different from the rare but diverse other side of you that only I get to enjoy. Forever...๐Ÿ’› #Kentelope 9/23/19 . . . . . #optoutside #letscamp #womeninthewild #herpnwlife #rei #pnw #pnwonderland #werehikers #pnwlifestyle #backpacking #kentelopement #wildernessbadass #whyihike #weregettingmarried #wildernessculture #wonderful_places #exploremore #outdoorwomen #beardstagram #wanderfolk #takeahike #adventuretime #travelstoke #engaged #cascadiaexplored

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All smiles here. Always worth the 4 mile walk ๐ŸŒฒ Everyoneโ€™s happy to be back in Oregon!

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iโ€™m really missing hawaiiโ€™s rugged mountains and epic hikes๐ŸŒบto this day, this hike remains one of my favourite ones iโ€™ve ever done โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข ๐Ÿ“ท @ainedk

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They sure are cute when theyโ€™re little #babybirds

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Horicon Marsh is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the US (and possibly the world??). The amount of wildlife that takes up residence, or migrates through it, is staggering. If youโ€™ve never been there right now is a great time to visit.

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Death, you are my bitch lover! . . . . . You tell that mean ocean, Todd.

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I was really hoping for the typical rainy, cloudy skies but this will do! Side note, it was sleeting 15 minutes after I took this.

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Itโ€™s May 9th and itโ€™s been snowing off and on today, so here is a pic from a warm sunny hike last weekend when it was in the 70s ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Side braids and hiking days. Time is best spent in the woods.

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Bryce To See You Again

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[Day 15, km~347] It was Thanksgiving in the states and I found myself around a fire at an Eco Camp on the Ngunguru River. A fire on the trail was a rarity so the 8 of us enjoyed its heat for everything it was worth. James, the man who built the camp disappeared for a while, then returned with a bag of marshmallows to roast because it was the closest thing he could find that resembled a Thanksgiving dish. As one of the only Americans present, I appreciated the gesture. In conversation, those around me revealed motives for being there. Stories of who they were, what theyโ€™ve accomplished and I stayed silent and just listened. Back home, people told me I was brave for what I was doing, that they could never do it. I didnโ€™t feel brave, though, and I truly believed anyone could do it. All I knew was that I didnโ€™t know many people who were interested in the same things I wasโ€” growth through adversity (self induced or otherwise), long physical challenges, creative synergism with nature... but out there in New Zealand, on the trail, I was a dime a dozen. Everyone single person I met had a story more interesting or inspiring than mine. Iโ€™ve never been one to fully recognize my achievements, but looking around and having a seat at the table made me think differently about myself because we were all there together, essentially doing the same thing. Even though I didnโ€™t know them that well, I felt that we were cut from the same cloth. I felt inspired to keep moving and to see how my story would build and unfold.

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Mount Hood

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Arizona Trail Thru Hike. Passage 20: Four Peaks. Day 27. 3/9/2019. 20.0 miles. . The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) has Bridge of the Gods while the Arizona Trail (AZT) has the Roosevelt Lake Bridge. . Northbound (nobo) thru hikers on the PCT reach Bridge of the Gods at mile 2150 whereas AZT nobo thru hikers get to Roosevelt Lake Bridge at mile 348. . Obviously, PCT hikers have to walk 6 times further to reach that trailโ€™s iconic bridge, but the AZTโ€™s bridge is no less impressive with both a longer total length and longest span (its super structure is much smaller). Plus, the Roosevelt Lake Bridge has a shoulder allowing hikers to get across it more safely. . I finally walked across the AZTโ€™s iconic bridge on Day 27. Some simple math puts me at 13.6 miles per day including zero mile days. Not very impressive by thru hiker standards, but finally reaching that bridge gave me confidence I was making progress. . Traffic was light as I crossed so I got to see up close and personal some of what those structural engineering courses should have taught me!! . . . #rooseveltlakebridge #rooseveltlake #bridges #lakesandmountains #arizonatrail #blueskies #hikeyourownhike #morningsun #sunnysky #azt2019 #bridgeview #clearskies #theskyisblue #loveazt #getoutandexplore #getoutdoors #getoutside #getoutstayout #bridges #hikertrash #rei1440project #optoutside #roamtheplanet #thruhike #thruhiker #withguthook #wanderlust #whyihike #bridge #structuralengineering

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