Allie Ghaman • Knock On Wood @allieg

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/i-hiked-the-colorado-trail-for-nearly-500-miles-i-was-awed-by-the-mountains-the-whole-way/2017/10/05/20c81fd8-9e33-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html

DC and Trail. All opinions are my cat's. AT '15. CT '16. PCT '17.

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From the Oregon/California border, a celebration or fight or something. @creeder @ed.does.stuff @withthewildthings @cpopp5 
#pctig #pct #pct2017 #pacificcresttrail #hiking
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From the Oregon/California border, a celebration or fight or something. @creeder @ed.does.stuff @withthewildthings @cpopp5 #pctig #pct #pct2017 #pacificcresttrail #hiking

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Even the bad days were good days. Really missing trail right now. #pctig #pct #pct2017 #thruhike #thruhiking #pacificcresttrail
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Even the bad days were good days. Really missing trail right now. #pctig #pct #pct2017 #thruhike #thruhiking #pacificcresttrail

Just found this one of THE GREATEST SIERRAS ALLIANCE EVER. $lowbos and J Bandits for life. #pctig #pct #pacificcresttrail #pct2017 #womenwhohike #hikergirl
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Just found this one of THE GREATEST SIERRAS ALLIANCE EVER. $lowbos and J Bandits for life. #pctig #pct #pacificcresttrail #pct2017 #womenwhohike #hikergirl

Tried Malört… not going to become a casual drink of mine. 
#malort #malortface
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Tried Malört… not going to become a casual drink of mine. #malort #malortface

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No monuments in Central Oregon (or actually much else, either), but we are proud of ourselves anyway. 2417 miles this season.

C'est fini. We did the thing.

Hugs and thanks to the wonderful hikerbros who walked this crazy fucking year with us. I'm proud of you guys. We all did this together. Through fires, snow, and like a truly IMPROBABLE amount of flipflopping, we all did this together. 
Back in Chicago now, mulling over what's been and what's coming. Honestly, I don't know if I'm ready to process this experience yet. It's too soon and too fresh and too raw. 
I need Time and beer to put that magical haze of nostalgic retrospection on it before I can understand this hike. So what I'll say for now is this: NoTrust, $lowbos, Fellowship of the Trailblazing J Bandits, Offically High/Flippy-floppies/Team Dedication/Team Asshole 2400, you are amazing people and we love you. 
Cheers. — K

#pctig #womenwhohike #pct #pacificcresttrail #hiking #hikingadventures #hikergirl #pct2017 #hikeruniform #hikertrash
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No monuments in Central Oregon (or actually much else, either), but we are proud of ourselves anyway. 2417 miles this season. C'est fini. We did the thing. Hugs and thanks to the wonderful hikerbros who walked this crazy fucking year with us. I'm proud of you guys. We all did this together. Through fires, snow, and like a truly IMPROBABLE amount of flipflopping, we all did this together. Back in Chicago now, mulling over what's been and what's coming. Honestly, I don't know if I'm ready to process this experience yet. It's too soon and too fresh and too raw. I need Time and beer to put that magical haze of nostalgic retrospection on it before I can understand this hike. So what I'll say for now is this: NoTrust, $lowbos, Fellowship of the Trailblazing J Bandits, Offically High/Flippy-floppies/Team Dedication/Team Asshole 2400, you are amazing people and we love you. Cheers. — K #pctig #womenwhohike #pct #pacificcresttrail #hiking #hikingadventures #hikergirl #pct2017 #hikeruniform #hikertrash

Oh man. On flight home from trail and wanted to show HB a photo from when I was growing up. Searched Google Photos for "family" and…………
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#noYOUREcrying
#pctig #womenwhohike #pct2017 #pct #tramily #trailfam #pacificcresttrail
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Oh man. On flight home from trail and wanted to show HB a photo from when I was growing up. Searched Google Photos for "family" and………… . #noYOUREcrying #pctig #womenwhohike #pct2017 #pct #tramily #trailfam #pacificcresttrail

Last full day on trail. Having a lot of feelings. #pct2017 #pctig #pct #pacificcresttrail
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Last full day on trail. Having a lot of feelings. #pct2017 #pctig #pct #pacificcresttrail

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Near Mt. Thielsen today… there's a lot of snow.
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Near Mt. Thielsen today… there's a lot of snow.

Our walk around the Crater Lake Rim Trail #womenwhohike #pct2017 #pacificcresttrail #pct #hikergirl
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Our walk around the Crater Lake Rim Trail #womenwhohike #pct2017 #pacificcresttrail #pct #hikergirl

BEST BUDDIEZ! So glad to reunite with our Eternal Scout. 💖 #pct2017 #pacificcresttrail #pct
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BEST BUDDIEZ! So glad to reunite with our Eternal Scout. 💖 #pct2017 #pacificcresttrail #pct

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Please send encouragement. We are in a tiny town south of Crater Lake, trying to assess what can be still done with potential winter weather impending late this week. We only have 200 miles of hikeable trail left and stopping now seems like giving up. 
We're tired. We're homesick. Getting off trail is SO tempting but it's the last thing we want. It's so hard to be the only 5 hikers out here as the weather turns cold, but this isn't the way I want to end things. Send encouragement. #womenwhohike #pct2017 #pacificcresttrail #pct
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Please send encouragement. We are in a tiny town south of Crater Lake, trying to assess what can be still done with potential winter weather impending late this week. We only have 200 miles of hikeable trail left and stopping now seems like giving up. We're tired. We're homesick. Getting off trail is SO tempting but it's the last thing we want. It's so hard to be the only 5 hikers out here as the weather turns cold, but this isn't the way I want to end things. Send encouragement. #womenwhohike #pct2017 #pacificcresttrail #pct

Last year, @creeder and I hiked for a month on the stunning Colorado Trail. I wrote about it. Check out the bio link in my profile. 
#coloradotrail #womenwhohike #hikergirl
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Last year, @creeder and I hiked for a month on the stunning Colorado Trail. I wrote about it. Check out the bio link in my profile. #coloradotrail #womenwhohike #hikergirl

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