Little Update

Just a little update:

I am now in Hikertown. I am about 6 days behind schedule. I’m not worried. I am having an amazing time. My achilles hurts occasionally but nothing like before. People are awesome. I crave salty, spicy, lemony snacks. I’m often hungry but have actually gained weight due to muscle mass. I’m always sore. Uphills suck. Wifi does too. Blog posts are difficult to keep up with. Thanks for reading.

About elinatravels

I’m Elina Oliferovskiy, a Russian-born 26-year-old restless soul who’s never really found a place to dig her roots in deep ever since I moved to the United States in 1998. I’ve lived in a 39-foot RV with 8 people and a Chihuahua and road-tripped around approximately 38 states for 1.5 months. I’ve packed my car and headed north without a destination and ended up in Big Sur, CA and lived there for a bit. I recently moved to Bend, OR without ever having been here prior (simply went off of the recommendations of others). And I just came back from a trip to France, Luxembourg, England, and Ireland and have many fun stories to share. My alter-ego is Free Spirit (my trail name on the PCT) and I am an aspiring solo female Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker, who’d hiked half of the trail in 3.5 months in 2016 and a did a one-month section hike in 2014. I started this blog to chronicle my attempt to get from Mexico to Canada on foot via the PCT. I have also hiked in England, Luxembourg, and hope to hike the Camino De Santiago (St. James’ Way) in Spain and the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand, as well as many others. I love challenging myself physically, mentally, and spiritually, exploring and meeting new people who introduce me to their perspectives on life and allow me to be part of what they hold dearest to their hearts, pushing myself outside of my comfort zone in order to try exciting new things, and seeing, tasting, smelling, experiencing all of what this wonderful world I live in has to offer. This is why I travel. This is also why I move frequently. I’ve been moving somewhere new nearly every year, and I absolutely love my lifestyle. Now, I am deciding between teaching English in Vietnam, working remotely from New Zealand, or moving back to CA and woodcarving for a season. We will see what happens in the fall/winter of 2017. For now, I plan to stay in Bend, OR another few months and absorb all I can from this wonderful little (though rapidly growing) town. Feel free to follow along my journey by reading and commenting on my blog, adding me on Facebook (search for Elina Oliferovskiy and write me a message telling me you are a follower of my blog), or emailing me at elinatravels@mail.com.
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4 Responses to Little Update

  1. CT Lyles says:

    I had the same cravings for salty and spicy. The chili flavored ramen mixed with dehydrated refried beans was one of my favorite salty spicy dinners on the PCT last year.

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  2. Just Me says:

    “Blog posts are difficult to keep up with.”

    Exactly! That is why I did not do one last year. I do admire those that seem to have the gift or disciple to keep them up. My discipline was all absorbed by my 25 mile daily goal! Too tired to bother writing after that.

    Good to hear the Achilles is not getting worse.

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  3. Great blog can’t wait for more adventures thnx

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