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Mashed potato night. I made my own mashed potatoes and reused tortilla bags from one of my jobs back home for all the food I dehydrated so I didn’t have to create any extra plastic waste 🤓 pct2018 #herbivoroushiker @jammed_up_podcast
Mashed potato night. I made my own mashed potatoes and reused tortilla bags from one of my jobs back home for all the food I dehydrated so I didn’t have to create any extra plastic waste 🤓 pct2018 #herbivoroushiker  @jammed_up_podcast
My favorite thing about being out here so far is how wild and free I can be. I walk, I snack like an animal hovered over my food bag, search for water and somewhere along the way find a scenic spot to poop. In the evening I set up my tiny home with my pack of treasures and tools, fall asleep, wake up, make tea, and do it all over again. We just arrived to Mt. Laguna and we’ve decided to stay here because there’s a big party happening tonight. I am happy and I am in love with this trail. #pct2018 #herbivoroushiker #pctig
My favorite thing about being out here so far is how wild and free I can be. I walk, I snack like an animal hovered over my food bag, search for water and somewhere along the way find a scenic spot to poop. In the evening I set up my tiny home with my pack of treasures and tools, fall asleep, wake up, make tea, and do it all over again. We just arrived to Mt. Laguna and we’ve decided to stay here because there’s a big party happening tonight. I am happy and I am in love with this trail. #pct2018  #herbivoroushiker  #pctig 
Adventure time. #pct2018
When I grow up I want to be just like Scout and Frodo. They are an amazing team and the amount of love they have to give is incredible. Thank you for lending 44 hikers your home for the night and sharing your love of the outdoors with us. What an epic first day. #pct2018
When I grow up I want to be just like Scout and Frodo. They are an amazing team and the amount of love they have to give is incredible. Thank you for lending 44 hikers your home for the night and sharing your love of the outdoors with us. What an epic first day. #pct2018 
Sorry for the cheeseball of sappy words that you’re about to read (or not, I don’t care) but want to take a moment and give this human an appreciation post because if it weren’t for him I wouldn’t even be hiking this magical trail. So here’s Queso lounging on the living room floor of our two best friend’s house (who so graciously leant me their couch for a month) in a sleeping bag helping me put together my resupply boxes. Who’d a thought? I owe you a million high fives for showing me how special and rewarding being outside can be. It is now where I feel most at home. In the dirt, laughing, walking, eating food out of a tiny pot that was cooked on a tiny stove and smiling ear to ear because of how lucky I am to even have the ability to experience such things. Hearing the stories of his 2011 PCT thru-hike sparked a fire in my soul to attempt it myself. He took me on my first backpacking trip and helped me pick out my first pieces of gear only to send me into a full blown obsession to read and learn everything I could about the trail and gear any time I had a free moment to spare. I was instantly hooked and now, looking back it is so interesting to think about how much I’ve learned since then. Backpacking changed my life and I can’t wait to see how much more I learn on my journey from Mexico to Canada. Thank you Neil (Queso) for sharing your love for backpacking with me. It truly does mean the world. @_spentgrain #pct2018 #herbivoroushiker #vegan #govegan #getoutside #veganoutdooradventures
Sorry for the cheeseball of sappy words that you’re about to read (or not, I don’t care) but want to take a moment and give this human an appreciation post because if it weren’t for him I wouldn’t even be hiking this magical trail. So here’s Queso lounging on the living room floor of our two best friend’s house (who so graciously leant me their couch for a month) in a sleeping bag helping me put together my resupply boxes. Who’d a thought? I owe you a million high fives for showing me how special and rewarding being outside can be. It is now where I feel most at home. In the dirt, laughing, walking, eating food out of a tiny pot that was cooked on a tiny stove and smiling ear to ear because of how lucky I am to even have the ability to experience such things. Hearing the stories of his 2011 PCT thru-hike sparked a fire in my soul to attempt it myself. He took me on my first backpacking trip and helped me pick out my first pieces of gear only to send me into a full blown obsession to read and learn everything I could about the trail and gear any time I had a free moment to spare. I was instantly hooked and now, looking back it is so interesting to think about how much I’ve learned since then. Backpacking changed my life and I can’t wait to see how much more I learn on my journey from Mexico to Canada. Thank you Neil (Queso) for sharing your love for backpacking with me. It truly does mean the world. @_spentgrain #pct2018  #herbivoroushiker  #vegan  #govegan  #getoutside  #veganoutdooradventures 
I have so mushroom in my heart for y’all. See ya in 5 or so months. #pct2018 #vegan #govegan
Wearing my new @altrarunning shoes to work today because these ones feel a lot different than the three previous pairs I bought for my hike (which are 2.0’s). This pair is replacing the pair that melted near the camp fire and they are 3.0’s. Toe box isn’t as wide and the arch feels a little higher? #altrarunning #pct2018 #herbivoroushiker #veganoutdooradventures #govegan
Wearing my new @altrarunning shoes to work today because these ones feel a lot different than the three previous pairs I bought for my hike (which are 2.0’s). This pair is replacing the pair that melted near the camp fire and they are 3.0’s. Toe box isn’t as wide and the arch feels a little higher? #altrarunning  #pct2018  #herbivoroushiker  #veganoutdooradventures  #govegan 
It’s going to be a crazy cool feeling to walk home from the Mexican border. By that time I’ll have a well established trail family (I can’t wait to meet you all) and we’ll be almost halfway to the Canadian border. Getting to walk through Lassen, Burney, the Crags, and then summiting Shasta is going to be nothing short of magical. I can’t wait to share my home with you and I can’t wait for you all to meet my family here and drink lots of beer. #pct2018 #pctig #pct #pctthruhike #lassenvolcanicnationalpark #burneyfalls #castlecrags #mtshasta @lassennps
It’s going to be a crazy cool feeling to walk home from the Mexican border. By that time I’ll have a well established trail family (I can’t wait to meet you all) and we’ll be almost halfway to the Canadian border. Getting to walk through Lassen, Burney, the Crags, and then summiting Shasta is going to be nothing short of magical. I can’t wait to share my home with you and I can’t wait for you all to meet my family here and drink lots of beer. #pct2018  #pctig  #pct  #pctthruhike  #lassenvolcanicnationalpark  #burneyfalls  #castlecrags  #mtshasta  @lassennps
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Come hang out with me and my favorite people @cafeparadisio on Monday April 9th @7:30PM for my PCT kickoff/going away party. Ima get real nerdy and have all my gear there for everyone to see and learn about along with some food options I’ll be having to help educate others on being a vegan in the outdoors. There will be awesome food, beer, and wine. One of my best @sarahdawn5 will be serving you and my friend Travis will be making you food!  #pct2018 #vegan #veganoutdooradventures #veganbackpacker #herbivoroushiker
Come hang out with me and my favorite people @cafeparadisio on Monday April 9th @7:30PM for my PCT kickoff/going away party. Ima get real nerdy and have all my gear there for everyone to see and learn about along with some food options I’ll be having to help educate others on being a vegan in the outdoors. There will be awesome food, beer, and wine. One of my best @sarahdawn5 will be serving you and my friend Travis will be making you food! #pct2018  #vegan  #veganoutdooradventures  #veganbackpacker  #herbivoroushiker 
Trading in my Duplex for a Solplex. I found that on its first outing it was entirely too much space for me and I had a hard time keeping warm. My thought is that the Solplex will keep me warmer due to the smaller square footage of the tent. I’m gonna snag a warmer pair of socks and maaaaaybe upgrade my quilt but if any of my hiker friends have some tips, tricks, or thoughts on this issue please lemme know. Lava you #pct2018 #herbivoroushiker #veganoutdooradventures
Trading in my Duplex for a Solplex. I found that on its first outing it was entirely too much space for me and I had a hard time keeping warm. My thought is that the Solplex will keep me warmer due to the smaller square footage of the tent. I’m gonna snag a warmer pair of socks and maaaaaybe upgrade my quilt but if any of my hiker friends have some tips, tricks, or thoughts on this issue please lemme know. Lava you #pct2018  #herbivoroushiker  #veganoutdooradventures 
Melted my @altrarunning shoes that I was planning on starting my 2018 PCT thru-hike in. I was drying them by the fire and Mother Nature threw down some mighty winds and the flames danced around until they found my shoes. I was too busy making instant mashed potatoes and who knows what the boys were up to. Fortunately I’m one of those nerds that likes camp shoes and I had my @xeroshoes handy so I hiked in those for 18 miles and made it out with a couple of sore spots on my heels. #pct2018 #herbivoroushiker #veganbackpacker #veganoutdoorasventures
Melted my @altrarunning shoes that I was planning on starting my 2018 PCT thru-hike in. I was drying them by the fire and Mother Nature threw down some mighty winds and the flames danced around until they found my shoes. I was too busy making instant mashed potatoes and who knows what the boys were up to. Fortunately I’m one of those nerds that likes camp shoes and I had my @xeroshoes handy so I hiked in those for 18 miles and made it out with a couple of sore spots on my heels. #pct2018  #herbivoroushiker  #veganbackpacker  #veganoutdoorasventures 
Came back to the wild world today from 3 days in Rogue River Valley and I did not like it. Getting more and more stoked for the PCT each and every minute. 2 more weeks. #pct2018
Came back to the wild world today from 3 days in Rogue River Valley and I did not like it. Getting more and more stoked for the PCT each and every minute. 2 more weeks. #pct2018 
What a vegan eats in the woods. That blank space holds a bag of malt vinegar chips. On the road in two hours heading to Rogue River Valley, hitting up some breweries, camping at the trail head by nightfall and then onto a 30 mile loop through epic landscape. Let’s plaaaaay #pctprep #pct2018 #vegan #whatveganseat #veganoutdooradventures #herbivoroushiker
“Kellie, come look at this onion skin.”
“Ohhhhhhh, can I pick the next specimen?” *grabs avocado*
“Kellie, come look at this onion skin.” “Ohhhhhhh, can I pick the next specimen?” *grabs avocado*
Eat the rainbow ft Loki. Carrot, sweet potato, kale, broccoli, green onion, red onion, white onion, turmeric root, garlic, shiitake mushrooms, spinach and romaine all topped with cilantro, parsley, homemade hummus, balsamic, coconut vinegar and nooch. I love plant foods and I love that no mater what combo it is always bomb. Veganism is magic.
Eat the rainbow ft Loki. Carrot, sweet potato, kale, broccoli, green onion, red onion, white onion, turmeric root, garlic, shiitake mushrooms, spinach and romaine all topped with cilantro, parsley, homemade hummus, balsamic, coconut vinegar and nooch. I love plant foods and I love that no mater what combo it is always bomb. Veganism is magic.
Thatcher Meadow and Mt. Lassen. 4th watercolor ever and even smaller than my last. Worked with my new paints which have a very different feel than the paints I was previously working with. I love them though because they are made from earth colors. Working small is tough but I think when I get my pens it’ll be a lot easier. 23 more days. #pct2018
Thatcher Meadow and Mt. Lassen. 4th watercolor ever and even smaller than my last. Worked with my new paints which have a very different feel than the paints I was previously working with. I love them though because they are made from earth colors. Working small is tough but I think when I get my pens it’ll be a lot easier. 23 more days. #pct2018