Amelia Downs

Hi! I'm Amelia, aka "Tofu". While hiking I like imitating pika noises, listening to Harry Potter (Jim Dale version only), and not showering for obscene amounts of time. I hiked the PCT NOBO in 2017 and attempted the JMT in 2018, but fires and giardia were against me. This summer I am going to attempt the Sierra High Route. Can't wait to share how lost I get and what I do when no other hikers are around. Instagram: there.tofu.goes

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Four Passes and Dead Quads – Sierra High Route – Day 3

Four Passes and Dead Quads – Sierra High Route – Day 3

Today started by heading straight up to White Pass. I followed the Cartridge South Fork that I camped next to last night. This start was another case

Sep 19, 2019 : Amelia Downs
Going 0.75 Miles an Hour – Sierra High Route – Day 2

Going 0.75 Miles an Hour – Sierra High Route – Day 2

I woke up at 6:45 a.m. with the sun. Eight hours of fitful sleep would have to do. As I was packing up, I saw Ken and Charlie (the two guys who

Sep 8, 2019 : Amelia Downs
A Solo Journey, Stepping off Trail, Getting Lost – Sierra High Route, Day One

A Solo Journey, Stepping off Trail, Getting Lost – Sierra High Route, Day One

Nothing goes the way we plan. This post was supposed to be about blisters, mosquitoes, gear, endless uphills, and me cursing at Steve Roper's casual

Sep 5, 2019 : Amelia Downs
Female Sierra High Route FKT Attempt Announcement… Technically

Female Sierra High Route FKT Attempt Announcement… Technically

This week I am starting the Sierra High Route alone. The Sierra High Route is a 195-mile route (ie., very few trails) through the Sierra Nevada

Aug 20, 2019 : Amelia Downs
When Life Gives You Lemons, Hike the Sierra High Route Instead

When Life Gives You Lemons, Hike the Sierra High Route Instead

I decided to solo hike the Colorado Trail. I was going to take my 6 weeks of my 2019 summer vacation to hike the 500 miles trail. I had visions of

Jun 11, 2019 : Amelia Downs