Crazy to think we were there just before the wild fires came rolling through. I’m still entranced by the beauty I saw while spending just a few short days in the #greatsmokeymountains #nationalpark. I must admit #carcamping is way easier than the #backcountry #tramping I was doing in #newzealand, but I can’t help but hope the next time I go through I’ll be hiking the #appalachiantrail! #tbt #backpacking #wanderlust

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Trying to remind myself to look up from the trail in front of me and appreciate the beauty around me everyday #tramping #newzealand #teararoa #clouds #mountains #rivers #nature #backcountry #backpacking #wanderlust #adventure

Finished the last leg of the TA in 5 days rather than the 8 I thought it was going to take me💪🏼 So excited for the next couple of sections coming up! I’ve heard from all the SOBOs I’ve met that they’re going to be the hardest but most rewarding. Waiau Pass, I’m coming for ya! #teararoa #tramping #newzealand #adventure #wanderlust #backpacking