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  • Congrats @theogdenvegan!!! 🤩🙌🏽 "Mount FREAKIN Whitney!!! As I come to the end of my JMT photos, I can’t help but reflect on the amazing views, people, and moments I had the privilege of experiencing throughout those three short weeks. The early morning wake ups, the bitter cold nights, rationing my food so I didn’t have to carry an ounce more than I needed, going to the bathroom anywhere but an actual toilet, and not regretting a single second of it all. I am downright lucky, and I realize that. Lucky I even won a permit in the first place, lucky I met such wonderful people, lucky none of my gear malfunctioned, lucky I didn’t get injured, lucky I didn’t endure a single drop of rain the entire trip, and lucky I stayed in good health to enjoy it all. Yes, a lot of it was luck, but it was also perseverance. I could’ve quit when my hiking partner decided to bail, but I didn’t. I could’ve quit when I woke up to frozen water bottles, but I didn’t. I could’ve quit when both Mark and Karen left, but I didn’t. I pushed on, one step after another, until I finally reached the tallest point in the lower 48 - Mount Whitney, standing 14,505 feet above sea level, where hundreds of thru-hikers strive to summit every year, and I was one of them. I’m proud of myself. I set out to accomplish a goal, and I didn’t stop until I did. Thank you to the John Muir Trail for everything you’ve given me, I hope you continue to provide hikers with life changing experiences for many more years to come." #withguthook
📷: @theogdenvegan
  • Congrats @theogdenvegan!!! 🤩🙌🏽 "Mount FREAKIN Whitney!!! As I come to the end of my JMT photos, I can’t help but reflect on the amazing views, people, and moments I had the privilege of experiencing throughout those three short weeks. The early morning wake ups, the bitter cold nights, rationing my food so I didn’t have to carry an ounce more than I needed, going to the bathroom anywhere but an actual toilet, and not regretting a single second of it all. I am downright lucky, and I realize that. Lucky I even won a permit in the first place, lucky I met such wonderful people, lucky none of my gear malfunctioned, lucky I didn’t get injured, lucky I didn’t endure a single drop of rain the entire trip, and lucky I stayed in good health to enjoy it all. Yes, a lot of it was luck, but it was also perseverance. I could’ve quit when my hiking partner decided to bail, but I didn’t. I could’ve quit when I woke up to frozen water bottles, but I didn’t. I could’ve quit when both Mark and Karen left, but I didn’t. I pushed on, one step after another, until I finally reached the tallest point in the lower 48 - Mount Whitney, standing 14,505 feet above sea level, where hundreds of thru-hikers strive to summit every year, and I was one of them. I’m proud of myself. I set out to accomplish a goal, and I didn’t stop until I did. Thank you to the John Muir Trail for everything you’ve given me, I hope you continue to provide hikers with life changing experiences for many more years to come." #withguthook
    📷: @theogdenvegan
  • 438 6 22 hours ago

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  • Sunrise in the Eastern Sierras 🔊 “Eternal” - Above & Beyond
  • Sunrise in the Eastern Sierras 🔊 “Eternal” - Above & Beyond
  • 159 7 12 hours ago

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  • ➵ When how you present yourself to others is who you really are, then you get to be truly free 𓆃
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I’ve been doing some deep work lately around emotional intelligence, going deep into my sub-conscious to understand my relationship with myself and the world around me. Gaining a better understanding of my blind spots and my limiting beliefs so I can break those chains and present the fullest expression of Z to the world.
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I know who I want to be and what I stand for, but in the past have gotten in my own way far to often. I’ve allowed a persona to exist in situations where I thought that my authentic self wouldn’t be accepted, appreciated or seen. •
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My real truth is that there’s no one else I would rather be than me, no time I’d rather be in than this moment and no journey I’d rather be on then the one in front of me 𑁔
  • ➵ When how you present yourself to others is who you really are, then you get to be truly free 𓆃


    I’ve been doing some deep work lately around emotional intelligence, going deep into my sub-conscious to understand my relationship with myself and the world around me. Gaining a better understanding of my blind spots and my limiting beliefs so I can break those chains and present the fullest expression of Z to the world.


    I know who I want to be and what I stand for, but in the past have gotten in my own way far to often. I’ve allowed a persona to exist in situations where I thought that my authentic self wouldn’t be accepted, appreciated or seen. •

    My real truth is that there’s no one else I would rather be than me, no time I’d rather be in than this moment and no journey I’d rather be on then the one in front of me 𑁔
  • 219 27 18 hours ago
  • Disney land counts as distance training right?
  • Disney land counts as distance training right?
  • 58 2 21 hours ago
  • Congrats @theogdenvegan!!! 🤩🙌🏽 "Mount FREAKIN Whitney!!! As I come to the end of my JMT photos, I can’t help but reflect on the amazing views, people, and moments I had the privilege of experiencing throughout those three short weeks. The early morning wake ups, the bitter cold nights, rationing my food so I didn’t have to carry an ounce more than I needed, going to the bathroom anywhere but an actual toilet, and not regretting a single second of it all. I am downright lucky, and I realize that. Lucky I even won a permit in the first place, lucky I met such wonderful people, lucky none of my gear malfunctioned, lucky I didn’t get injured, lucky I didn’t endure a single drop of rain the entire trip, and lucky I stayed in good health to enjoy it all. Yes, a lot of it was luck, but it was also perseverance. I could’ve quit when my hiking partner decided to bail, but I didn’t. I could’ve quit when I woke up to frozen water bottles, but I didn’t. I could’ve quit when both Mark and Karen left, but I didn’t. I pushed on, one step after another, until I finally reached the tallest point in the lower 48 - Mount Whitney, standing 14,505 feet above sea level, where hundreds of thru-hikers strive to summit every year, and I was one of them. I’m proud of myself. I set out to accomplish a goal, and I didn’t stop until I did. Thank you to the John Muir Trail for everything you’ve given me, I hope you continue to provide hikers with life changing experiences for many more years to come." #withguthook
📷: @theogdenvegan
  • Congrats @theogdenvegan!!! 🤩🙌🏽 "Mount FREAKIN Whitney!!! As I come to the end of my JMT photos, I can’t help but reflect on the amazing views, people, and moments I had the privilege of experiencing throughout those three short weeks. The early morning wake ups, the bitter cold nights, rationing my food so I didn’t have to carry an ounce more than I needed, going to the bathroom anywhere but an actual toilet, and not regretting a single second of it all. I am downright lucky, and I realize that. Lucky I even won a permit in the first place, lucky I met such wonderful people, lucky none of my gear malfunctioned, lucky I didn’t get injured, lucky I didn’t endure a single drop of rain the entire trip, and lucky I stayed in good health to enjoy it all. Yes, a lot of it was luck, but it was also perseverance. I could’ve quit when my hiking partner decided to bail, but I didn’t. I could’ve quit when I woke up to frozen water bottles, but I didn’t. I could’ve quit when both Mark and Karen left, but I didn’t. I pushed on, one step after another, until I finally reached the tallest point in the lower 48 - Mount Whitney, standing 14,505 feet above sea level, where hundreds of thru-hikers strive to summit every year, and I was one of them. I’m proud of myself. I set out to accomplish a goal, and I didn’t stop until I did. Thank you to the John Muir Trail for everything you’ve given me, I hope you continue to provide hikers with life changing experiences for many more years to come." #withguthook
    📷: @theogdenvegan
  • 438 6 22 hours ago

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  • Love 395 stickers lookin’ fresh, just like the snow and air in the Eastern Sierras! ❄️🏔♥️
  • Love 395 stickers lookin’ fresh, just like the snow and air in the Eastern Sierras! ❄️🏔♥️
  • 34 3 23 hours ago

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  • Just taking in the view
  • Just taking in the view
  • 103 8 19 February, 2019
  • Got to explore the Eastern Sierra and Death Valley with my nephew this past weekend. We camped at Alabama Hills in the shadow of Mt. Whitney, woke up freezing and covered in sleet, after a night of 20 degree temps. -
The next day we ran around BLM land in the shadow of the Inyo Mountains and found rad high desert locations to shoot. Then we took Saline Valley road into Death Valley and saw 12+ inches of snow on the road as we headed through the North Pass at 7300'. After sunset, we managed to find our camp spot on Lippincott Road above the valley. -
We woke to a beautiful and, relatively, warm 40 degree morning and watched the sun creep across the valley towards us. Back on the trail, we found Joshua Trees and wide open desert to play around in, before we headed back to the Bay.
  • Got to explore the Eastern Sierra and Death Valley with my nephew this past weekend. We camped at Alabama Hills in the shadow of Mt. Whitney, woke up freezing and covered in sleet, after a night of 20 degree temps. -
    The next day we ran around BLM land in the shadow of the Inyo Mountains and found rad high desert locations to shoot. Then we took Saline Valley road into Death Valley and saw 12+ inches of snow on the road as we headed through the North Pass at 7300'. After sunset, we managed to find our camp spot on Lippincott Road above the valley. -
    We woke to a beautiful and, relatively, warm 40 degree morning and watched the sun creep across the valley towards us. Back on the trail, we found Joshua Trees and wide open desert to play around in, before we headed back to the Bay.
  • 88 6 19 February, 2019
  • Day 49 (15/05/2018): Attempt to summit Mt. Whitney (~10 Miles off PCT)
I woke abruptly to my alarm at 1:45am after a restless couple hours of sleep. Got going quickly because it was well below freezing. The crew (Heidi, Seeker, MC Camel, and Ruffles) all met up at the bear box and I led out onto the pitch black trail from Crabtree Meadows with only our headlamps to guide us. We got lost almost immediately. The Milky Way was stretched across the entire sky overhead. Camel tried to get us all to take a long exposure shot, but it was just too cold to stay still for that long. With a combination of altitude, cold temperatures, and sleep deprivation I somehow managed to make it up to 13,000 feet before calling it off. The highest altitude I’ve ever personally hiked at. After taking a long look at the last snow traverse and another 1,500 feet of what I assumed was increasing quantities of snow I figured it was unwise to keep going without crampons and an ice axe. Heidi was very relieved that I decided to call it. I think I gave her the out she was looking for, haha! Although the views from 13,000 were some of the best I’ve ever seen in my life, I’m bummed out I didn’t get the summit. It’ll just have to wait until after I finish the PCT then I’ll hike this section SoBo! The afternoon was spent lounging in the sun and reading. Just lovely. Tomorrow will be another early start at 5:30am to make it up and over Forester Pass before lunch.
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#cruisethepct #pacificcresttrail #pct #pct2018 #trekthepct #nobo #thruhike #mexicotocanada #hike #hiker #hikertrash #trail #traillife #camp #walk #blog #journal #backpacker #backpacking #travel #traveler #nature #mountains #getoutside #california #sierra #sierranevada #day49 #mtwhitney #crabtreemeadows
  • Day 49 (15/05/2018): Attempt to summit Mt. Whitney (~10 Miles off PCT)
    I woke abruptly to my alarm at 1:45am after a restless couple hours of sleep. Got going quickly because it was well below freezing. The crew (Heidi, Seeker, MC Camel, and Ruffles) all met up at the bear box and I led out onto the pitch black trail from Crabtree Meadows with only our headlamps to guide us. We got lost almost immediately. The Milky Way was stretched across the entire sky overhead. Camel tried to get us all to take a long exposure shot, but it was just too cold to stay still for that long. With a combination of altitude, cold temperatures, and sleep deprivation I somehow managed to make it up to 13,000 feet before calling it off. The highest altitude I’ve ever personally hiked at. After taking a long look at the last snow traverse and another 1,500 feet of what I assumed was increasing quantities of snow I figured it was unwise to keep going without crampons and an ice axe. Heidi was very relieved that I decided to call it. I think I gave her the out she was looking for, haha! Although the views from 13,000 were some of the best I’ve ever seen in my life, I’m bummed out I didn’t get the summit. It’ll just have to wait until after I finish the PCT then I’ll hike this section SoBo! The afternoon was spent lounging in the sun and reading. Just lovely. Tomorrow will be another early start at 5:30am to make it up and over Forester Pass before lunch.
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    #cruisethepct #pacificcresttrail #pct #pct2018 #trekthepct #nobo #thruhike #mexicotocanada #hike #hiker #hikertrash #trail #traillife #camp #walk #blog #journal #backpacker #backpacking #travel #traveler #nature #mountains #getoutside #california #sierra #sierranevada #day49 #mtwhitney #crabtreemeadows
  • 61 1 19 February, 2019
  • Mt. Whitney Snowshoeing and WIN-ter camping 02/17/19 - 02/18/19

With the weather in the southeastern Sierras slightly better than the weather everywhere else I decided to snowshoe up Whitney Portal road (from a little bit above Lone Pine Campground) practice some winter camping at Whitney Portal, and explore the trail. This was my first time camping on a bed of snow (rather than being able to set up on dirt next to snow) and I definitely appreciate my sleeping pad more now - rolling off of it onto a heat sink is not fun. I also tried out MSR Superfuel and it burns remarkably better than cheap white gas in my stove. I feel less incompetent at lighting my stove when I use good fuel... I snowshoed up the Whitney trail maybe 1000' and the snow has blanketed it completely. There are some tracks to follow up until my stopping point but after that you would be breaking trail to the top. The John Muir Wilderness sign is almost buried but amazingly the rangers are still posting a trail condition report at the wilderness boundary. I did meet a group of three climbers attempting to summit, so the report is not posted in vain.

I hope they succeed!

#mtwhitney 
#snowcamping
#easternsierras
#whitneyportal 
#lonepine
  • Mt. Whitney Snowshoeing and WIN-ter camping 02/17/19 - 02/18/19

    With the weather in the southeastern Sierras slightly better than the weather everywhere else I decided to snowshoe up Whitney Portal road (from a little bit above Lone Pine Campground) practice some winter camping at Whitney Portal, and explore the trail. This was my first time camping on a bed of snow (rather than being able to set up on dirt next to snow) and I definitely appreciate my sleeping pad more now - rolling off of it onto a heat sink is not fun. I also tried out MSR Superfuel and it burns remarkably better than cheap white gas in my stove. I feel less incompetent at lighting my stove when I use good fuel... I snowshoed up the Whitney trail maybe 1000' and the snow has blanketed it completely. There are some tracks to follow up until my stopping point but after that you would be breaking trail to the top. The John Muir Wilderness sign is almost buried but amazingly the rangers are still posting a trail condition report at the wilderness boundary. I did meet a group of three climbers attempting to summit, so the report is not posted in vain.

    I hope they succeed!

    #mtwhitney
    #snowcamping
    #easternsierras
    #whitneyportal
    #lonepine
  • 37 0 19 February, 2019