Athlete: Brianne Holland-Stergar @brianneyhs
Race: Sean O'Brien/Verdugo Mountains 50k
The Verdugo 50k was a new course to replace the Sean O'Brien 50k, whose course was damaged by the Woolsey Fire in November. This new and robust course featured 8,000 vertical feet of gain and descent. Sideways rain and wind got thrown in for good measure on race weekend.
Brianne did every single climbing workout on a treadmill leading up to the race, and the hard work and dedication paid off huge. 1st lady, 10th overall, and a finishing time of 5 hours 4 minutes! Brianne is shifting gears as she prepares for the Boston Marathon in April. #crushedit
PCT Day 138 - Mile 2646.2 This morning may have been the most miserable on trail. Today may have been one of the best days on trail. Waking up, everything was covered with a layer of snow, and in order to save our dry socks for tonight (the last night), we were forced to put on frozen, wet socks and frozen shoes this morning. Let's just say, putting on frozen shoes isn't easy. Since mine were tied, I had to leave my foot halfway in the frozen shoe until it melted a little and I could finish squeezing my foot in. After packing up our frozen, igloo-looking tent, our fingers were ice. Looking at the bleak, cloudy, ominous sky, we worried briefly about our feet and fingers not warming up and acquiring frostbite as the cold brought them pain.Then... In the distance... We saw the sun poking through. Today turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day without a drop of rain. We had all the views in the world and could not have asked for a better last full day on trail. With only 6.4 miles to go to the border and 15 miles to go to the end, I already feel myself holding back tears. Today revealed the power of nature. Today was a challenge. Today was beautiful. Today was a day I want to remember. Today was our last full day on trail. And today reminded us of why we love doing what we did for 4 and a half months.
#fatjimmysoutfitters received a surprise visit from WTAJ-TV the other day! Cycling and water sports are the perfect activities that allow anyone to enjoy the outdoors. We are excited to show people what we have to offer.
Today's show is a special edition, an experiment, and a community-sourced show, all rolled into one giant tortilla, hiker trash style. A few months ago, we put a call out to The Trek's bloggers and vloggers to share their top tips for someone who's about to embark on a thru-hike. Tis the season.
As you will see, this advice runs the gamut, and can often even be contradictory to one another. The reason for this is simple, there is no one single approach to successfully thru-hiking. That said, I do think there's tremendous value in listening to the insight of those who've walked the walk, as you can pick and choose what resonated with you, test different approaches, keep what works, and discard the rest. #backpackerradio#thetrek
My face is sun burnt, my body is sore... but I’m really happy out here 🤗
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Making a quick stop at Mom’s in Julian for some apple pie before we hit the desert... it’s our unofficial tradition.
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After snowing all day yesterday, I couldn’t wait to get out to run. Made lots of fresh tracks in the 8-12” deep snow which made the running quite difficult and slow, but @barleythebrittany and I were rewarded with an epic scene after a long 4-mile climb: 50+ head of elk moving through the foothills. Their musk was powerful and Barley was a sniffing machine! Pretty cool to know I get to see these amazing nature scenes so close by!