Thomas Allie

Optimist Prime here! PCT Class of 2022! AT Class of 2024 hopeful!Professional photographer, long distance hiker, environmental conservationist, devoted optimist, lover of all things outdoors.Since 2017 the Pacific Crest Trail was my dream. In 2022 I made that dream a reality. My new dream, hike every single trail that I possibly can in my lifetime. Follow along as I spread optimism with a camera in one hand, a trekking pole in the other.

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Lessons Learned: Going into my 2nd Thru-Hike

Lessons Learned: Going into my 2nd Thru-Hike

New Year, New TrailAfter a year away from thru-hiking, it's time to get back onto the trail. Since immersing myself in thru-hiking culture in

Feb 26, 2024 : Thomas Allie
Rockin’ in the Bedrocks: Long Distance Hiking in Sandals

Rockin’ in the Bedrocks: Long Distance Hiking in Sandals

Importance of FootwearSelecting the right footwear for the trail is undoubtedly one of the most crucial decisions a hiker can make. The wrong

Feb 13, 2024 : Thomas Allie
Returning to Trail in 2024!

Returning to Trail in 2024!

Optimist Prime Here!After a long hiatus, I am back with big news! The dream of the Triple Crown continues with the Appalachian Trail in 2024.

Feb 3, 2024 : Thomas Allie
Week 21: The End.

Week 21: The End.

One Last Time.For the final time I said my goodbyes to my family, I packed up all my gear, and started walking towards the trail head. I had

Dec 10, 2022 : Thomas Allie
Week 20: Pacific Crest Trail Days!

Week 20: Pacific Crest Trail Days!

A Week Off I take a full week off trail. My timing was a little off. If I were to continue at the pace I was going, I would make it to the Northern

Nov 7, 2022 : Thomas Allie
Week 19: Rainier, Family, and Friendship!

Week 19: Rainier, Family, and Friendship!

Mount Rainier National Park!We're off into our next National Park! It's a little late start out of White Pass, but the trail is so well graded

Nov 4, 2022 : Thomas Allie
Week 18: Washington Heat Waves, More Fires and Goat Rocks!

Week 18: Washington Heat Waves, More Fires and Goat Rocks!

Entering Washington An extra half day is taken in Cascade Locks, Oregon. It's the start of a heat wave so we'll set out later in the evening. Most

Oct 24, 2022 : Thomas Allie
Week 17: Mile 2000, Fire Closures, and Returning Home

Week 17: Mile 2000, Fire Closures, and Returning Home

Three Sisters Wilderness Now reunited with old friends, we all continue forward together. As much as I do like the solo hiking, it's fun being

Oct 14, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 16: Southern Oregon, Lake Resorts and Swarming Mosquitoes

PCT Week 16: Southern Oregon, Lake Resorts and Swarming Mosquitoes

Southern OregonAfter some extra time in Ashland, Oregon waiting out the heat, were off! Southern Oregon awaits and it's exciting being in a new

Oct 8, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 15: July 4th Storms, Paradise Lake, and Reaching Oregon

PCT Week 15: July 4th Storms, Paradise Lake, and Reaching Oregon

Castle Crags Wilderness  It is finally time to leave Dunsmuir and into Castle Crags we go. The days of rest help with the climb as we

Aug 6, 2022 : Thomas Allie