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.
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.
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,
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
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
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
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