Ava Adoline

Hello! I am an avid adventuress, lover of alliterations and soon to be PCT hiker starting May 10. Nature fuels my zest for life and after dreaming of the PCT since I was 15, I am ready to be humbled by steep mountains, scrapes, bruises, and miles and miles of something larger than myself.

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Wildly Human

Wildly Human

The taste of tattered petalsFlowers with tattered petalsCarry story of wind and danceWith wrinkled edges,Pollen footprints,And

Aug 10, 2021 : Ava Adoline
Diving into the Sierras

Diving into the Sierras

With the absence of a recent blog, it may seem like I have dropped off the face of the Earth, but really I have deeply dived in. I have been hiking

Jul 26, 2021 : Ava Adoline
From Inside a Prickly Shrub

From Inside a Prickly Shrub

My body is scrunched, warped into a pretzel-like configuration in my best attempt to stay cool in the meager shade of a prickly shrub. My back and

Jun 15, 2021 : Ava Adoline
Two Chapsticks Too Many and Other Two Week Reflections

Two Chapsticks Too Many and Other Two Week Reflections

Two weeks on trail and walking 200 miles has left a mark on my heart. It is also left an insane amount of dirt between my toes. There is a lot I have

Jun 1, 2021 : Ava Adoline
“Sundrop”:Finding Beauty in the Challenge

“Sundrop”:Finding Beauty in the Challenge

Day 5 on trail consisted of descending several thousand feet and traversing 16 miles in blistering heat and high winds. I strained my IT band in my

May 19, 2021 : Ava Adoline
The Art of Beginning the PCT

The Art of Beginning the PCT

The beginning is novelty. A dream that even a few days ago was so abstract is now tangible in the dirt in between my toes, the aches in my shoulders

May 13, 2021 : Ava Adoline
Shakedown: Going Alone

Shakedown: Going Alone

Soon I will be off. Off on the trail. Off the grid. Off my bed and onto the bare earth for miles and miles and

Apr 28, 2021 : Ava Adoline
Packing Rocks??

Packing Rocks??

I am finalizing my gear a few weeks before starting my trek and I am debating bringing… rocks. Well, actually crystals. I can hear the laughter now.

Apr 21, 2021 : Ava Adoline
Sheared like a sheep; a fuzzy, free, soon to be PCT hiker

Sheared like a sheep; a fuzzy, free, soon to be PCT hiker

I shaved my head a month ago. If I were a super hardcore thru-hiker maybe I could attribute my choice to cutting down weight or optimizing my aerodynamics. But my hair wasn’t that heavy, at least not in the literal sense.

Apr 1, 2021 : Ava Adoline