Episode 9: After The Pacific Crest Trail

Interview With Karen Wang

Karen Wang on the trail.
Karen Wang on the trail.

Injury, community, and gratitude. We interview Karen Wang two weeks after she left the Pacific Crest Trail just shy of Crater Lake in Oregon. There’s a lot out there about what it’s like to hike a famous thru-hike, but what is it like when you get home? How do you deal if life throws you an injury? How do you assimilate to city life after months in the wilderness?

Karen Wang is a professional photographer and a planner, but there was no way for her to plan for the PCT. She’s the first of three interviews that focus on life “After the PCT.”

Find more of Karen’s photography via her portfolio and follow along on her adventures through Instagram.

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Music is by Nihilore & Mise via freemusicarchive.org

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Karen shares a few photos from her time on the trail.

Karen with her bear box.
Karen with her bear box.
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Photos (c) 2016 Karen Wang

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