What an amazing journey. Congratulations. #strongwomen #Repost @anishhikes ・・・ Despite tornadoes and hail I became the second female Double Triple Crowner on September 29th at 10:35pm in the middle of the New Mexico desert! It was a rough end with plenty of bonus miles and crazy weather, but I’m extremely grateful for the journey. The CDT has been bookends for some amazing chapters in my life. When I first finished this trail I was a Triple Crowner. I thought I was done with the long distance hikertrash life. But in reality, what I thought was the end was only the beginning. Now, I know that this second completion of the CDT marks another beginning… My heart is so full as I think about the tapestry my feet have woven as I connected steps across our country 6 times on 3 trails (plus 4 other thrus). The animals, weather, landscapes, people, places, and Life that are now part of the weft and weave of Me. The stories abound, and I’m amazed at the clarity of the details of miles on trail when I started out at 21 with no real experience. They seem like yesterday, and yet that Anish was someone else. And the memories from yesterday feel like another life already. I’m ready for some rest, and yet my heart already aches to be back on the trail. The CDT, more than any other trail, is a metaphor for life. I’m so grateful for the lessons it teaches amidst mountain majesty and desert austerity. In the words of Jonathan Ley, “I thought about all those people that had been ruined by trails… The trails hadn’t really ruined them at all, the trails had created them..” . Thank you, thank you to everyone who supported me, have rides and trail magic, and sent love, prayers and texts of cheer. I couldn’t have done any of this without you! ❤ And thank you to Jackie McDonnell for being the badass woman to first complete the Double Triple! . #cdt2017 #bravethecdt #DreamBigBeCourageous #takelessdomore #RoamTheEarth #hikelikeagirl #BeTrailReady #Montbell #takeahike #boldlywent #BeFloraHealthy #dirtbagdarling #escapetoyourplayground #goplay #wanderlust #wekeepyououtdoors #adventure #journey #ForceOfNature #mountainwoman #backpacking #teamnuun #hiking #yournextmileisonus

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