Annika Ananias

I'm Annika, a German adventurer, mountain lover, and world traveler. I discovered my love for hiking during a semester abroad in New Zealand, a turning point that changed my life. To fulfill my strong desire for hiking and the mountains I moved to the German Alps and have traveled all around the world to experience the beautiful diversity of the great outdoors. On my thru-hikes on the Te Araroa in New Zealand and the Pacific Crest Trail in the USA, I found my calling in long-distance hiking. By now, I have covered over 6,000 miles on trails around the world and visited all seven continents. The next big journey will be thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail SOBO, starting in mid-June.Come join me on my adventures! If you are German speaking you can also check out my blog at www.weltwanderin.de and read about my other adventures.

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PCT Week 15: The Green Tunnel

PCT Week 15: The Green Tunnel

After skipping Oregon to leave it for later we are respawning at the border to Washington, our second state after all the time in California. Our

Sep 8, 2022 : Annika Ananias
PCT Week 14: Back on trail!

PCT Week 14: Back on trail!

After being off trail for 3 weeks which was mentally the hardest part of the PCT for me, I'm finally back on trail. I just need to take it slow in

Aug 18, 2022 : Annika Ananias
PCT Week 13: Is this the end?

PCT Week 13: Is this the end?

This week is short as we are leaving the trail at Bucks Lake to go back into Quincy where I get my foot checked once more. This time it shows a

Jul 24, 2022 : Annika Ananias
PCT Week 12: Entering the Northern California section

PCT Week 12: Entering the Northern California section

The section of North California starts nice with lots of mountain lakes. But after we hit Donner Pass I somehow injure my foot which puts me in a lot

Jul 24, 2022 : Annika Ananias
PCT Week 11: Finishing the Sierra

PCT Week 11: Finishing the Sierra

We are slowly making our way out of the Sierras with Sonora and Carson Pass being the last serious passes. Approaching Lake Tahoe through a mosaic of

Jul 24, 2022 : Annika Ananias
PCT Week 10: More lakes, passes and Yosemite

PCT Week 10: More lakes, passes and Yosemite

The next section goes through a part of Yosemite National Park, which was always on my bucket list. So it's mandatory to make a little side trip to

Jul 24, 2022 : Annika Ananias
PCT Week 9: The High Sierra

PCT Week 9: The High Sierra

The next section leads us deeper into the Sierra and takes in some spectacular scenery. There are also a lot of challenging passes. Together with a

Jul 1, 2022 : Annika Ananias
PCT Week 8: Going into the Sierra

PCT Week 8: Going into the Sierra

Finally, we are getting into the promised land of the Sierra Nevada, climbing progressively higher starting from Kennedy Meadows. We are climbing the

Jul 1, 2022 : Annika Ananias
PCT Week 7: Finishing the desert section

PCT Week 7: Finishing the desert section

We finally escape the desert to get into the high country, reaching the gateway to the High Sierra at Kennedy Meadows. It's like reaching the

Jun 25, 2022 : Annika Ananias
PCT Week 6: The relentless Mojave Desert

PCT Week 6: The relentless Mojave Desert

The section of the Mojave desert is the driest stretch of the PCT. It's sun-exposed and there are long water carries, that make it quite challenging.

Jun 25, 2022 : Annika Ananias