Emily and Parkes

We have never been very good at listening to society. They told us we were too young to get married, but we did it anyways. We were told to get good paying jobs, buy a house, have kids, and work hard to get that promotion. We said screw that, we got an education, we got that job, we bought that house, and realized there is so much more to life, and so much more to the definition of "success". So we are quitting our jobs, selling our house, and leaving it all to hike the PCT together, as husband and wife. Through better or worse. We got tired of being inspired by others, it's time to be inspiring.

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How to Train for a Thru-Hike while Working that Cubicle Life

How to Train for a Thru-Hike while Working that Cubicle Life

You can't. Let’s be honest. There is no way you can physically train your body to endure the amount of strain you will put yourself through in a

Jan 8, 2020 : Emily and Parkes
Dirtbag Dictionary for Dummies

Dirtbag Dictionary for Dummies

Hiker Trash Talk As a thru-hiker newbie, I was unaware of trail “lingo” in the early planning stages as I am a Pacific Crest Trail hopeful. As I

Dec 6, 2019 : Emily and Parkes
All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Carbon Z’s

All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Carbon Z’s

Dear Santa... Santa Claus: And what do you want for Christmas? Me: I want official Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z lightweight 9 ounce, 100%

Nov 26, 2019 : Emily and Parkes
My Journey from Polo to YOLO

My Journey from Polo to YOLO

Change #1 It was senior year of high school, Lil Wayne was blaring through the speakers of my Chevy HHR as I drove to my private Christian school.

Nov 18, 2019 : Emily and Parkes
My Name Is Emily, and I Am a Closet Hiker Trash

My Name Is Emily, and I Am a Closet Hiker Trash

Coming Out I find myself envious of those who are able to post screenshots of their permit approvals on their social media accounts. As of now this

Nov 10, 2019 : Emily and Parkes
The Hike Has Already Begun; Road to the PCT

The Hike Has Already Begun; Road to the PCT

To the salesman at Walmart who lured me in to ask how much I currently pay for internet, I am simply a liar, insane, a cotton-headed ninny muggins?

Nov 7, 2019 : Emily and Parkes