It all started because of Tik Tok!
When the pandemic hit and we were all asked to stay home and quarantine for two weeks (or a little longer). we all found ways to keep ourselves busy while stuck at home, that wasn’t a part of our 9-5. some of us finally got caught up on Netflix, did some home remodels, started an OF (OnlyFans), or just scrolled through Tik Tok for a laugh and some sense of community.
The powers of being stuck at home and looking for my next adventure.
Even though I was already on my current adventure of being a rocking nanny in Florida, I knew it wasn’t going to last forever. With the world still being locked down and no hope of traveling soon. trying to find something closer to home was on my list of things to do. Florida was nice because there were a ton of things to do! that didn’t require much traveling, and had great opportunity for social distancing. Such as going to natural springs and paddleboarding, sometimes the beach. exploring the wonderful swamps that made up most of the sunshine state or even gator wrestling (Just Kidding). So during my free time when I wasn’t exploring the sunshine state, I would watch the millions of creators on Tik Tok who were also stuck at home, make funny videos. share their past traveling adventures, top ten places to eat after the pandemic, or even Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
How two guys from Tik Tok made me want to hike from Mexico to Canada!
If you told me a year ago that a minute-long video on a social media app would make me want to start thur-hiking. I probably would have laughed, then asked you what thru-hiking was. anyways watching two guys going SOBO on the Pacific Crest Trail. At first, I wasn’t that interested, but I was curious about this trial that they claimed to go from Canada to Mexico. So after looking up the trail, then doing a face-first free dive down a very deep YouTube rabbit hole Thank you “Tip Tap” (Elina Osborne PCT Thru-hiker 2019). I was hooked! After binge-watching “Tip Taps” PCT docu-series. all I wanted to do was hike the 2,650 miles of land known as the Pacific Crest Trail.
I’m going on an adventure!
It was confirmed! I made up my mind that I was going to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail. it had everything I needed, travel, social distancing, getting out of the house, and most importantly adventure! so as any sane person I started doing my research, gathering my gear and I selected a start date. I am so blessed and thankful to be going on this amazing journey. so please follow along!
(The thru-hikers account on Tik Tok got deleted, so I couldn’t find their handles so people could follow them. you can follow “Tip Tap” on YT @Elina Osborne)
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