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After several months of bumming around the Nevada, Arizona, and California, sleeping in the back of my '97 Ford Explorer and living on mostly whiskey and beans, Adam and I were in dire need of financial gain. As March approached, we had just enough money to get one, final epic adventure in: driving the US-1 from San Francisco to San Diego, where we could take refuge at my stepbrother Paul's house until we found a solution to our monetary plight.  Being from Florida, the Western landscapes are especially striking, and the jarring, jagged coast of California is no exception. I...

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Spirituality, Travel -

If you've read my story, you got a taste. At the request of fans and followers, you're going to get it all in a series of blog posts. From beginning to end, all the nitty gritty, sometimes not-so-pretty details. This is me, this is real, this is how Mount Inspiration was born. First off, I think this quote is an entirely appropriate preface to this post:  “The moment that you feel, just possibly, you are walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind, and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself...That...

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Appalachian Trail, Hiking, Hiking the AT, Mount Inspiration, outdoor experience, thru-hiking, thru-hiking culture, Travel -

Evans here, Founder of Mount Inspiration Apparel. We believe in creating products that are sustainable, using 100% organic and recycled materials, made in the USA. Our goal is to spread messages of light, love, hope, and positivity. From our buying process to our sustainable choices, our mission, vision, and unique designs, we seek to bring positive and uplifting experiences for outdoor lovers, thrill seekers, and free spirits alike. We recently created a short video detailing my Appalachian Trail Thru-hike story and how the brand came to be, I hope you'll take a look!   Mount Inspiration from Amplified Media on Vimeo....

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Artist Collaboration Series, Elizabeth Lang -

Exciting news! We are always looking to pair up with other talented artists. Here at Mount Inspiration, we believe that empowering artists to share their creations with the world through a medium that everyone can wear is not only empowering to you, but thrilling for us! Our most recent Artist Collaborator, Elizabeth Lang, is a painter native to Atlanta specializing in capturing the essence of trees in her art. Her work is inspired by a need for nature she believes everyone has, and her goal is for her art to convey the beauty and serenity found in nature. She founded her company, Between...

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Your first day on the trail is always, well, pretty weird. Weird in the sense that you go from being a (somewhat) normal  member of society to essentially a vagabond. One with a bit of money in the bank, sure, but a homeless, wandering, stinking-thing nonetheless. I didn't prepare for the trail very well. I had done the first 300 miles of the trail in the Fall of 2012, and decided that was all the preparation I needed so I just threw my backpack in my trunk, stopped at Walmart for some trail food, and drove to Atlanta. The next...

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