8.19.18 Update: Kimberly’s PCT Hike!

For all those praying for my Cousin Kimberly as she has been hiking
the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) from Mexico to Canada.

As you know we have been saying extra prayers for her
because she while she was currently hiking the Sierras,
she gained a stress fracture in her left foot
and a sprained ankle on her right foot.

Below is an important update
from Kimberly’s Facebook page!

August 12, 2018 FB Update
Tomorrow makes a whole month off trail. I’m terribly sad to officially be ending my hike for this year having not completed the whole trail. However, I’m super happy to have hiked 1,090 miles from Mexico to South Lake Tahoe. My body just couldn’t do it and I’m hoping that with time and the proper rest for my feet, I’ll be able to finish the PCT next year. Since getting off Trail I’ve been eating… lots, still enjoying nature and it’s beautiful views, finding wildlife to laugh at, enjoying visiting my Dad in Florida and my family and friends back in Taylorsville and Charlotte, watching sunsets and straight up relaxing. Real life starts again soon but I know the trail will still be there next year! Here’s to #kbpct2018 and #kbpct2019 @ Ponce Inlet, Florida

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What a hard and brave decision to make… to wisely care for one’s health! Kimberly has walked so many miles… 1,090 miles! And that’s just what she hiked from Mexico, through the desert, and to the Sierras! For those who may not know (and to remind you who do) in 2016 Kimberly was the first woman to YOYO the MST (Mountain to Sea Trail) here in North Carolina. She hiked from the NC/TN border to the Carolina Coast, and then walked back to the NC/TN border! That was a total 2,310 miles!

 🙂 Wow! 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS ON A JOB WELL DONE, KIMBERLY!

I have such confidence in what the Lord can do for you next year. Lord willing, I will blog and pray for you then as well, staying with you til you have walked the last mile!! Thank you for sharing so much of your journey with us! I hope you enjoy your slideshow! You provided the material! 😉

We continue to pray for your feet.
Hope you get plenty of rest!
You have earned it!
God loves you, Kimberly!!

7.21.18 Update: Kimberly’s PCT Hike

An update for everyone helping me to pray for my Cousin Kimberly while she hikes the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) from Mexico to Canada:

Kimberly needs prayer!
She has a stress fracture in her left foot
and a sprained ankle on her right foot.

Below are her updates:

July 16, 2018
Trail Update: I made it to South Lake Tahoe on Friday and kinda zeroed in town (still hiked 12.4 miles that morning). I was going to get back on Trail Saturday morning but my foot wasn’t having it. So… I’m not on trail 😳 I’m in Florida resting my bones/feet. I decided it was best to completely get off trail for a few days, go to the Dr and hopefully get answers about what’s happening to my poor feet. My hike was starting to become a painful hassle and chore instead of a beautiful, fun adventure. I’m hoping that with some real rest, time away from Trail towns (can’t really rest there) and a Dr visit that I’ll be good as new soon and back at it asap. Thank you to everyone who’s been keeping me in your prayers and sending good vibes with this foot jazz. It is much appreciated and still needed. I’m already trail sick and miss it so much I can’t stand it but I have to get feeling better if I’m finishing this year. I’ll keep you guys updated when I learn more. Thanks again for following along and all the support!!
❤️, Legs

July 18, 2018
Feet update: Went to the Dr yesterday to get answers… didn’t like either one I got. I have a stress fracture in my left foot and a sprained right ankle 😩😩 I’m resting for now. Figuring out life tomorrow. Missing the trail and my trail family like crazy!!

Kimberly has achieved so much!
On July 8th she made her 1000 mile marker!
That means she has walked 1,000 miles of her 2,650 miles.36847443_10155367801496035_469098097595645952_nHere are a few of her recent trail pictures as she has been hiking through the Sierra Mountains. I want to focus more on Kimberly needing prayer as she takes some time off the trail for much needed healing for her feet.

And to try to make things easier on updating, and hopefully take pressure off any dates to keep up with I have changed the title of the blog and updates to correlate with what day they are being updated. That way everyone does not feel like they are missing out. I know you are with me on wanting Kimberly to be able to take all the time she needs to heal so that she will be strong on the trail. She has certainly earned it!!

And for fun, here is a flashback from Kimberly’s Facebook memories that celebrated Kimberly being recognized for being the first woman to YO-YO the MST (Mountain to Sea Trail) here in North Carolina! That meant she hiked from the Tennessee/North Carolina border to the east coast and back!!37199439_643000372732530_3898600655631155200_n

Lastly, I leave you and Kimberly both with the song God still has me thinking on her with… God Leads Us Along. Whenever I am on the Parkway and I see sunsets, sunrises, a glaring sun, the beautiful river, or different things He allows me to see on my walk (which He used Kimberly to inspire me to do) that she may have even shared a similar picture of, He allows me to lovingly see Him walking His dear child along her trail, whether through the desert, the Sierra Mountains, or anywhere she journeys!

God loves you, Kimberly! ❤ And so do I! ❤
And We love each one of you! ❤
Thank you for helping me praying for her.29511773_2055391427809044_3113805081282536436_n

Oh.. and Kimberly left a personal message in my Facebook Inbox to share with you who have been following her updates here, and leaving such loving encouragement and support in your comments to her!

Thank you for letting everyone know!! I love you and appreciate your support! ❤️❤️❤️ You and everyone who’s been praying for me and following along. I’m still able to walk, there’s just pain involved so I’m trying my best to keep off of them and get the rest my body needs. Thanks so much!

6.11.18 Update 2: Kimberly’s PCT Hike

An update for those helping me pray for Cousin Kimberly (aka Legs, trail name) as she hikes the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) from Mexico to Canada.

Kimberly is having so much fun! You see it in her smiles! My favorite pictures! She has so many other photos on her blog of so many friends that she has made along the way. She even has so many videos.

(Reminder: I don’t reblog or link the blog because of some of the language and  I have so many young people actively following my blog, as well as several friends who are Pastors, Evangelists, Worships Leaders, and serving in ministry in many different ways. I love my cousin and have been led by the Lord to pray for Kimberly on her journey! I am so grateful for those helping me pray for her! Kimberly has expressed how much she loves everyone praying for her!)

If you would like to make an extra note of encouragement to let Kimberly (aka Legs) know you are praying for her, note in your comment where in the world you are!

I love that so many from so many countries are helping me to pray for my cousin! God made her to be an awesome woman! Thank you! Me and God love you! ❤

 

 

ME AND GOD LOVE YOU, KIMBERLY (AKA LEGS)!

6.11.18 Update 1: Kimberly’s PCT Hike

An update for those helping me pray for my Cousin Kimberly (aka Legs, trail name) as she hikes the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) from Mexico to Canada. Some very important and special accomplishments have happened for her!

Be sure to read Kimberly’s note below the pictures
on why these are important milestones!
And how you will be able to pray for her specifically!

(quoted from her blog) 

She reached 700 miles!

She made it to Kennedy Meadows!

She completed 1/4 of the PCT!

She finished hiking the desert!

She began hiking the Sierra Mountains!

Wow! God is giving that woman some strength, energy, endurance, good health, and so many blessings to help her hike on! Praise the Lord! God certainly leads His dear children along the PCT trail!  ❤

Go, Kimberly!

 

 

 

 

Kimberly’s note on why Kennedy Meadows is an important milestone.
(quoted from her blog)

Hello all. I’m excited to say I’ve now hiked 702.2 miles on the PCT and arrived at Kennedy Meadows. I got here on May 29th and I’m currently on my second Zero here. Kennedy Meadows is a milestone on this trail for many reasons:

1. A lot of attempted thru-hikers don’t make it this far.

Due mostly to injuries, running out of money, and/or poor planning: a ton of hikers won’t get to see this spot. I can count on both my hands and a few toes the hikers who I met out here a month ago that are no longer hiking. It’s sad usually because they hurt something bad enough to cause them to have to leave the trail. Others have had family emergencies that cause them to have to make the choice to get off trail. Even some of those hikers who have made it here are having to work at general stores, restaurants and dive bars doing odd jobs. Hikers are helping cook, help locals with trade jobs and taking out trash to save/make money just for their room and board.

How this changes her specific prayer needs.

2. Goodbye desert, hello sierras.

It’s been crazy good weather out here so far but it hasn’t all been great. It’s hot out here in the desert. I never knew that the desert also involved rolling hills, lush pine forest and rock mountains… but those were few and far between. The desert really has been a lot of dry heat stretches with little to no shade and heavy water hauls. Often times there’s been a minimum average water haul of 12-15 miles, so mostly dry camping is involved. The sierras mean more real water holes with rivers, big streams, and cold mountain water. I’ll be carrying an average of 2 liters of water instead of 5 liters. Huge difference in pack weight. However, the new average of packing for days of food will change. In the desert I could hit up towns about every 7-8 days. Now I’m going to be packing food for 9-12 days at a time. Plus, now I’ll also be toting my bear canister, ice axe and micro-spikes for the harsher, snowy weather conditions. A lot of hikers who got to Kennedy Meadows before I did are having to get off trail for side trips, zeroing for weeks at a time, and stalling because the snow has too deep and hard to get through. I want to be able to enjoy my time in the sierras not have to suffer through it.

Until next time,
Legs xo

Thank you for helping me pray for her! God loves you! ❤

❤ Praying for you, Legs! Me and God love you! ❤

5.27.18 Update: Kimberly’s PCT Hike

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

 Legs (Kimberly’s trail name) has hit 650 miles!

She has officially completed 1/4 of the PCT!

Only 2,000 miles to go!

Sorry to be behind on the updates. I have been keeping up with her, but I have been slacking on passing those updates to you who have been helping to praying for her.
(I’m still struggling with suddenly and randomly falling asleep throughout the day).
In case you are just joining us, my cousin Kimberly (whose trail name is Legs) is hiking from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Below are just some of the many pictures she has shared. Enjoy them! My favorites are her smiles! 🙂

 

You can see when she hit 500!32312931_10155253131331035_2161704499465420800_n

600! ❤33046831_10155271685026035_5261820449293074432_n

and then 650! 33310156_10155277061251035_4638583053550092288_n

That’s 1/4 of the trail!33676458_10155281440221035_1872404199715635200_n

 🙂 It’s worth repeating! 🙂

Congratulations, Cousin Kimberly on your accomplishment of completing 1/4 of the Pacific Coast Trail! That’s a lot of hiking!
The Lord has constantly made me think on your journey with His song.

God Leads Us Along.

He is surely leading you along!

❤ Me and God love you! ❤

5.3.18 Update: Kimberly’s PCT Hike

An update for those helping me pray for Kimberly on her PCT hike:

Kimberly has now hiked 400 miles!31753191_10155233901676035_3468862596113760256_n

I thought I would share more pictures with you this time, as Kimberly has been taking so many awesome pictures. I love the mile marking pictures like above, as well as the feet shots, the sky (especially when it looks like she’s above the clouds, looking like she’s on top pf the world, or when it looks like the sky is on fire), all the trail pics, one pathway that doesn’t look big enough to make room for one foot, a spider caught in its own web, power lines, train tracks, bridges, Kimberly drinking her beloved Sun Drop 😉 , the cliff she and her friends were jumping off of into the water, cool trees, and so much more.
So I leave you with those pictures.

Keep praying!

 

4.26.18 Update: Kimberly’s PCT Hike

For all of those helping me pray for Kimberly on her PCT hike, she is doing awesome!

She has already hit 300 miles! 🙂31206184_10155215758961035_8237159365719621632_n

has jumped off cliffs into water!31225841_10155215759041035_7588188394249781248_n

and is making the most out of everything she can.
She has hiking buddies and
great views from her front porch
(her tent at night when she camps down for the night)30728150_10155198379261035_1121127665600823296_n

and is taking plenty of pictures
(that she has given me permission to share with you!) 🙂

This is a burn area.  😦 31073316_10155210790881035_6264394020953260032_n

And a gorgeous sunset!  ❤ 31230460_10155216626996035_3991404071285161984_n

Kimberly is also so excited to know you all are helping me to pray for her!
So please keep it up! You are encouraging her! ❤  🙂 29511773_2055391427809044_3113805081282536436_n