Olympia

Hi my name is Olympia, but people just call me Opa. I'm a conqueror of the useless, or perhaps i've been conquered by the 'useless'.. In 2017 I was a horse/mule wrangler in the Teton Wilderness of Wyoming, which is where I realized the trail/wilderness is my 'happy place'. In 2018 i'm going to pursue that love further on the Pacific Crest Trail, on foot. The trail is my best reality.

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Fourth Fake Zero Post PCT Analysis

Fourth Fake Zero Post PCT Analysis

Screw this brave face. The sadness comes in waves, or gusts of wind, and I'm scared the next one is going to blow me over. It just might. Tears live

Sep 25, 2018 : Olympia
Life on Trail: Mammoth to Tahoe Bay

Life on Trail: Mammoth to Tahoe Bay

Jul 2, 2018 : Olympia
My First PCT Black Bear Encounter

My First PCT Black Bear Encounter

Here are some thoughts I had after running into my first black bear all alone on trail. It was a sow and two cubs about 15 feet off trail.

Jun 17, 2018 : Olympia
Thoughts From the Trail Via Some Audio Clips

Thoughts From the Trail Via Some Audio Clips

Hey humans out there! Well, I've made it to mile 700-plus of the PCT. Walking around 20 miles a day, I have a lot of time for reflection,

Jun 8, 2018 : Olympia
Do You Understand Why I’m Doing This?

Do You Understand Why I’m Doing This?

Why I think people think I'm doing this. --I'm a lost young adult of the millennials. --I don't want responsibility. --Ego trip. --Dirty

Mar 4, 2018 : Olympia
77 Days until My Start, 77 Days to be Here Now

77 Days until My Start, 77 Days to be Here Now

All I can picture is heat, desert heat. I have a backpack on, full of only the things I need to survive, here and now. Right now, this is all I

Feb 2, 2018 : Olympia
Whats Your PCT Price?

Whats Your PCT Price?

I’m not going to put a price on my PCT hike. However, I'm aiming to spend as little as possible while hiking the PCT.  When I type into google "What

Dec 6, 2017 : Olympia
Fears, Faith, and Fun-employment While Thru Hiking

Fears, Faith, and Fun-employment While Thru Hiking

Committing to the PCT is something different than what everyone around me is doing. It seems like everything/one around me is telling me I need

Nov 30, 2017 : Olympia