We Will Resume


While hitchhiking to Mammoth, we got halfway and stopped by KFC where Piers played some guitar and we got free biscuits, and while eating on the sidewalk outside the store, got invited to a lovely couple’s home. Now we are drinking hot toddys and hanging out in their living room, where, of course, Piers is entertaining them on guitar. Afterwards, we get to take a hot bath, sleep in a comfortable bed, have access to the kitchen where we will have breakfast (we’re getting Starbucks brought to us!), and then continue hitchhiking to Mammoth where we will resume hiking once again.

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 We Will Resume

  1. Bill Miller says:

    It is 2:50 a.m. On my clock. Yours shows it is later (9:50 a.m.). If you are on the PCT, my clock is correct!

    GET SOME SLEEP! (You’re keeping your fan club up👪👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👨‍👧‍👧👩‍👩‍👦‍👦!

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  2. John Logue says:

    You left off the PCT at Kearsarge pass and will rejoin in Mammoth. Correct? If so, you are missing one of the best part of the PCT …


    • elinatravels says:

      I will go back to complete that section. But I’m already so behind due to my injury that I won’t be able to finish in time, and Washington is a lot more dangerous to hike through in the winter. I’m making wise decisions for safety’s sake.


  3. Jan Mendoza says:

    There ARE good people in the world and you are finding them all! 🙂 You are living the dream my friend! 🙂 Happy trails!

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