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This may be my spirit animal. While hiking solo through the Gila National Forest, this owl was perched on a tree limb right above the trail. He seemed quite content with my presence and let me grab this photo. 🦉 _____________________________________________________ #owl #owls #owlsofinstagram #spiritanimal #hike #hikertrash #hiking #thruhike #cdt #cdt2017 #embracethebrutality #bravethecdt #gilanationalforest #newmexico #landofenchantment #trail #getonthetrail #nationalscenictrail #nature #iphone7plus #havaadventure #havahasmyback #havahasyourback #trees #publiclands

7 minutes ago

Anyone else getting psyched for summer? 🙋‍♂️

15 minutes ago

Hiker's Parade FUN @ Trail Days 2017. Happy Jack was very Serious about the job of spraying down people 😆 what a Fantastic weekend spent with Crazy People! Where you can proudly wave your freak flags 🤣🚩🚩 #traildays2017 #welive4adventure #damascus #atclassof2017 #atthruhikesyndicate #thruhike #granitegear #bigagnes #ibex #lightheartgear #vasque #leki #bedrocksandals #youknowyouwishyouwerehere #familytime #familyhike #womenwhohike #kidswhohike #familiesonfoot #youknowyouwishyouwereus

15 minutes ago

Anyone in love with tiny houses?! I've been in love with them, airstreams, campers, and anything that's a mobile home since I was a kid. It started back when I was a few years old at hunting/camping expos. And it's all I want for my future (home-wise). This was spotted in Damascus and I am so jealous! I'm torn on which way I want to live when it comes to a mobile home, and as I hike the AT, I hope it helps me decide which way I want to commit. Can't I just have one of each?! 😂

30 minutes ago

Chilling out at blue mountain shelter after a days hiking with a great group of section hikers from atlanta. There were a couple of very busy mice in this shelter! #at #thruhike #hikertrash #hiker

36 minutes ago

CDT day 17 • May 21st • mile 469.2 to 496.6 • 27.4 distance (this post contains multiple photos): I got going at 9AM this morning. The route continued along NM-117 for seven miles, and then, after 65 miles of road walking, the CDT got back on to a trail! It followed posts and then entered a lava field, clambering up and around old lava flows. An interesting change of pace, though the rocks are very sharp and don't make for easy walking, so I was glad this didn't last too long. . After a while the trail went back on to the open treeless plain. At 11 miles in to the day I stopped for lunch. There was no shade to be found so my umbrella came in handy, despite a capricious breeze that made it a bit of a handful to keep in place. . I stopped for water at a cattle tank fed by a windmill. You see a lot of these windmills around, though in many cases the pumps have been converted to be powered by solar panels, this one was still mechanically driven by the windmill. I like the simplicity of this system, just a direct linkage from the output shaft of the windmill down to a pump, a pipe to a storage tank and a float valve in a trough that maintains a good water level for the cattle (or hikers 🙂) . The trail finally entered a hilly, forested area. It was well marked with cairns and CDT logos, though it's clear that it doesn't get much use. I stopped for the night at 8:30PM, cowboy camping near another cattle tank water source. . #cdt #continentaldividetrail #cdt2017 #cdt17 #newmexico #thruhike #thruhiking #hiking #backpacking #elmalpais

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