hiking

TJ Lake was definitely a highlight of the trip to Mammoth.

TJ Lake was definitely a highlight of the trip to Mammoth.

Mammoth is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been! Glad someone else has experienced it and shared! Wonderful picture!

That headband 😍

Wow nice!

Anyone else been up to Tamarack lake in Rock Creek? I love the whole Mammoth area. If its not too expensive, I think id want to live there or have a cabin there some day

Please move me to the mountains and never make me come home 😭

Please move me to the mountains and never make me come home 😭

I immediately recognized this as Pine Valley, very beautiful indeed. Colorado in general has very diverse and telestic geography. The whole state is elevated over 1,000 meters, but you get to choose from the many prominent and Arthurian summits to the Odawa-like rolling plains or even deserts. Mountaineering itself is a wonderful experience, a spiritual quest on its own towards transcendence.

"The mountains are calling me, and I intend to answer" -John Muir

Pine Valley Ranch in Colorado.

Yes, please!

On the way to Everest Base Camp in rural Nepal

On the way to Everest Base Camp in rural Nepal

i can’t wait to do this! i had planned on doing it in feb but wasn’t physically ready for it.

Is that a dog?

I so want to do this trek. How much the trek cost you?

It was challenging mentally and physically. There were a couple hard days: the day before you arrive at Namche Bazaar and the day before Everest Base Camp. But if you’re reasonably fit I recommend x10000

Said goodbye to my hiking partner today

Said goodbye to my hiking partner today

beautiful tribute..sorry for your loss

So sorry. You gave your pal a great life though, and the joy of the trail.

Beautiful tribute, forever among the forest xx

God damn ninjas cutting onions around here 😭 sorry for your loss

Finished my solo Florida to Alaska hike

Finished my solo Florida to Alaska hike

I became homeless after I got out of the army, because I was hit by a tornado and didn't have insurance. Then, I decided to walk across America. This Florida to Alaska hike, as seen above, was part of a three-time transcontinental trek.

I did 5,000 miles on a bike and 5,000 miles on foot. I traveled from Tennessee to Delaware, to California, to Florida, to Alaska, back to Florida, and back to California again. During that time, I was raising money for St. Jude, Shot at Life, and Wounded Warriors Project.

I had no specific routes. I was all over the place. I lasted three years before my knees gave out. At that point, I returned to my hometown and became ill. That's when I was diagnosed with liver cancer. I knew my chances of beating it were slim, but I didn't want to die without sharing my story, so I wrote a book about my travels, "Jake Does America: 10,000 Mile Trek."

As of now, I am in remission, and traveling around the US, selling my book to help support a homeless outreach project.

You can find out more here www.facebook.com/jakedoesamerica

Wow Congrats! That’s insane. How long did it take you?

How long did that take you? Also which trail or route thru the states did you take? The CDT? Also congrats that's amazing!

Fuck yeah! Dude, good on you. You look so confident! Edit: congrats on being in remission! I hope the future is good to you.

Ledges trail, Cuyahoga valley

Ledges trail, Cuyahoga valley

Nelson’s ledges?

Whips ledges?

I think it was Ritchie ledges

Nelson’s ledges?

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park, Montana

So beautiful. I love the east and all but man, out west is something else. I hope to move out there someday.

Go there

Get out of my head!!! I tell -literally- everyone I know in MD this. The beauty of the West is just beyond that of the east coast. My Facebook cover is of GNP and captioned ‘I don’t know when, but I’m pretty sure I’m destined for West Coast living (Idaho?).

one of the greatest hikes ever. My calves are still complaining about the downhill portion though!

Annapurna Circuit

Annapurna Circuit

Mindblowing.

Incredible. Did you take this shot yourself?

Wow where is that on the circuit? Did it in October and don't remember this place.

Olympic National Park, WA

Olympic National Park, WA

Haha...those shelters saved me and my friends during a hike to the glacier. What was supposed to be a leisurely four day trek turned into two because right when we got to the top the rains unloaded on us. Hard. Rained all night. We decided to pack up and hike all the way back to the car. It took us about 14 hours because the rain and mud was so bad. These shelters were a beacon of temporary sanity before trudging out into the rain again. We ended up sleeping in some apartment above some dude’s airplane hanger in Forks that night. Still, we all agreed that hike was amazing and the glacier was unbelievably gorgeous!

I can imagine they’ve saved lives. Did you build a fire or use your stoves to dry your gear?

You nailed it!

HOH Rainforest?

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