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What Kalen Thorien Learned on her 270 Mile Solo Hike

 In the edit, adventure athlete and skier Kalen Thorien completes a 270 mile, 18 day, solo high travers in the Sierra Nevada. Thorien filmed herself via GoPro the entire time and was able to capture some pretty incredible human moments that make for a moving little edit. 

Thorien says, “We spend a lot of time seeking answers, hoping for outside forces to propel us into an elevated realm of thinking, the simplicity of a walk in the woods can provide the impermanence that we so often overlook. Out there it is uncluttered and simplified.”

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stash member Leslie Hittmeier

Leslie is a freelance writer and photographer. Storytelling is her focus and she spends her time following badass skiers and climbers around in their natural habitats. As an obsessed skier and climber herself, she plays and trains in the Tetons.