100% Ready


This morning is a good morning. My super sweet friend, James, let me stay in his vacation home in Truckee for two nights to recover, and I just woke up and made a hearty breakfast for two (to share with the wonderful Necktie who has been my traveling partner since I got injured and couldn’t hike), and the best part is that I just realized that today, I haven’t felt any pain at all! As long as I’m cautious about running and bending down, I can now be certain that I’m 100% ready to get back on the trail!

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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5 Responses to 100% Ready

  1. Jan Mendoza says:

    Ready set GO! Safe travels back to Mammoth! 🙂


  2. Hi Elina!! Found you and your blog thru GearRat’s Facebook page. Love your blog! Do you have an Instagram acct?? Safe travels!


  3. Mildred says:

    OMG the little one! Its so scary to hear that ..I have one that is also 7 weeks and am worried about her colsnattny it must have been so scary to see her going thru that in A&E and not knowing what was happening. I am very happy to learn that she is doing better I am sure it is such a relief. Take it easy now a bit as they say that if your happy then she senses that and is happier too. cant wait for a next update on her and you.


  4. Nu har jag testat detta recept… och det blev en riktig hit! Den här blir det fler gÃ¥nger. Mycket bra bjudmat!TACK!


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