Auri Stephenson

Auri Stephenson

@auristephenson

Hiker👣🎗Representing cancer survivors in the outdoor world💛🌲Lover of trees🌳🏕Long distance foot travel is the life🏔Currently Hiking Across America🇺🇸
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8 Days ago
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9 Days ago
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10 Days ago
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11 Days ago
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17 Days ago
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Seven days, seven black and white photos. No explanation, no people. Challenge a friend to join every day. Day 7/7, I challenge @thewhisperingwood

18 Days ago
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Seven days, seven black and white photos. No explanation, no people. Challenge a friend to join every day. Day 6/7, I challenge @andreadawn_photography

19 Days ago
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Seven days, seven black and white photos. No explanation, no people. Challenge a friend to join every day. Day 5/7, I challenge @5madams5

20 Days ago
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Seven days, seven black and white photos. No explanation, no people. Challenge a friend to join every day. Day 4/7, I challenge @edytheanne

21 Days ago
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Seven days, seven black and white photos. No explanation, no people. Challenge a friend to join every day. Day 3/7, I challenge @johnnydazzlepants

22 Days ago
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Seven days, seven black and white photos. No explanation, no people. Challenge a friend to join every day. Day 2/7, I challenge @girlwithatreetat

23 Days ago
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Seven days, seven black and white photos. No explanation, no people. Challenge a friend to join every day. Day 1/7, I challenge @bigmarchikes

24 Days ago
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28 Days ago
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Thank you to everyone who showed support on my picture yesterday. I was unreasonably nervous about posting it, so I appreciate your kindness more than you can imagine 💛Here is a picture from my trip to Glacier last summer. Nineteen mile hike? Yes please! thankyou leukemia cancer survivor cancerawareness stjude stjudekid hikemontana glaciernationalpark nationalpark hike hiker chickswhohike womenwhohike womenwhoexplore backpacking optoutside nature neature hikerlife outside liveoutside mountains ontheroad onthetrail adventure travel createyourself

29 Days ago
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Remember when I mentioned my 2nd most terrifying cancer anniversary? Well, today is the winner, 1. So it's story time! On this day, 8 years ago, my left arm and the left side of my face went numb, so I looked at my mother and said, "I can't feel my face. Is that normal?" I'd been in treatment for Leukemia for just one month when my brain began to bleed. Cancer treatment can be just as harmful as the disease it is meant to fight. The combination of chemo, steroids, and dehydration was too much for my broken little body, so on October 9, 2009, I had a stroke. I was put in a medically induced coma from which I was not expected to awake, but after 3 days I opened my eyes. I recognized no one. I couldn't even remember my own age. I usually refrain from talking about this part of my cancer war, but I think it's important for people to understand the riskiness of cancer treatment. New technologies and safer forms of treatment are not a research priority, but they need to be. I am alive today because of that treatment, but I will also be on medication for the rest of my life, and I must live with the understanding that any day I could develop a secondary cancer linked to the chemotherapies or the radiation or the hundreds of pills I swallowed. Honestly, that amounts to a good portion of why I Hike. We never know what the next day will bring. I just want to spend each day doing the things I love rather than dreaming my life away. I wrote this post because I was a little too scared to write a whole blog post about it. I speak pretty openly about cancer, but I usually leave out most of the details. If you would like to see a blog about it please let me know.i would appreciate some feedback/advice. Love to all! childhoodcancer childhoodcancerawareness findacure cancer leukemia tcell acutelymphoblasticleukemia gogold cancerawareness survivor stjudechildrensresearchhospita stjudekid represent survivor hike hiker chickswhohike womenwhohike

30 Days ago
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Behind every great adventure is an incredible partner. @bigmarchikes capturing the view at the Ashokan Reservoir as I capture him capturing the view backpackercouple coupleswhohike manwithacamera manwithaplan mine myonlysunshine hiker hike backpacking optoutside nature neature hikerlife outside liveoutside mountains ontheroad onthetrail adventure travel createyourself survivor

31 Days ago
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33 Days ago
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Pieces of the sky do not often fall to the ground, but when they do I find them in the forest theskyisfalling pieceofsky reflect likeglass intheforest fallcolors hikeny hike hiker chickswhohike womenwhohike womenwhoexplore backpacking optoutside nature neature hikerlife outside liveoutside mountains ontheroad onthetrail adventure travel createyourself survivor

36 Days ago
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It's blog day for the Hike Across America! You know you want to read about me carrying a 50 pound pack up a hill that seemed to lead into the sky. Link is in my bio 💛💛💛💛💛 hikeacrossamerica kindnessisheavy trailmagic weloveyou hike hiker chickswhohike womenwhohike womenwhoexplore backpacking optoutside nature neature hikerlife outside liveoutside mountains ontheroad onthetrail adventure travel createyourself survivor

37 Days ago
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This little birdie wants to tell you that being different will take you far! Never change simply to fit in individual unique beyourself onlyyoucanbeyou breakthemold createyourself hikeny hike hiker chickswhohike womenwhohike womenwhoexplore backpacking optoutside nature neature hikerlife outside liveoutside mountains ontheroad onthetrail adventure travel survivor

39 Days ago
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I wonder if New York City knows how awe inspiring their drinking water is ashokanreservoir catskillpark nyiloveyou calmbeforethestorm hikenewyork hikeny hike hiker chickswhohike womenwhohike womenwhoexplore backpacking optoutside nature neature hikerlife outside liveoutside mountains ontheroad onthetrail adventure travel createyourself survivor

40 Days ago
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Have you ever liked a tree so much that you became it? 🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂 onewithnature bethetree fallishere autumn branches silhouette hike hiker chickswhohike womenwhohike womenwhoexplore backpacking optoutside nature neature hikerlife outside liveoutside mountains ontheroad onthetrail adventure travel createyourself survivor

42 Days ago
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When it is devastated nature does not complain, she fights back and thrives. We've had some concerning burns this year and my thoughts go out to those aiding the end of those fires every day. I know that out of the ash will spring new life natureprevails wilderness wildfire burned skeletontrees westisbest firecrew forestservice grainy hike hiker chickswhohike womenwhohike womenwhoexplore backpacking optoutside nature neature hikerlife outside liveoutside mountains ontheroad onthetrail adventure travel createyourself survivor

43 Days ago
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44 Days ago
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The most powerful moments are the ones which allow you to be quiet and introspective, but leave you with a sense of the greatness the world has to offer 🌲🏔👣 alpine northernidaho forestservice introspection takeitin clearwater greyskies lifeisbeautiful hike hiker chickswhohike womenwhohike womenwhoexplore backpacking optoutside nature neature hikerlife outside liveoutside mountains ontheroad onthetrail adventure travel createyourself survivor

45 Days ago
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As autumn sets in and we switch from our feather-light summer gear to our slightly more cumbersome winter gear, just remember, spring with come again eventually... In all seriousness though, I love fall/winter hiking 🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂gettinginthefallsp fallspirit autumn wintergear coldweather downquilt hikeacrossamerica hike hiker chickswhohike womenwhohike womenwhoexplore backpacking optoutside nature neature hikerlife outside liveoutside mountains ontheroad onthetrail adventure travel createyourself survivor

46 Days ago
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Hiking into the abyss. Night hike! Night hike! Night hike! nighthike intotheabyss trekkingpoles rockledge hikerlegs strong hikerstrong allwork allplay hikeny hike hiker chickswhohike womenwhohike womenwhoexplore backpacking optoutside nature neature hikerlife outside liveoutside mountains ontheroad onthetrail adventure travel createyourself survivor

47 Days ago
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That face you make when you reach 3500 feet in the Catskills 😮👣😬 3500club catskills hikeny devilspath thisiswhatwelivefor tree bandanas hikeressentials sillyfaces allwork allplay hike hiker chickswhohike womenwhohike womenwhoexplore backpacking optoutside nature neature hikerlife outside liveoutside mountains ontheroad onthetrail adventure travel createyourself survivor

48 Days ago
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I know this looks like a wall, but I promise you it's a trail... straightup elevationgain allwork allplay burningcalves thisisthelife hikenewyork hike hiker chickswhohike womenwhohike womenwhoexplore backpacking optoutside nature neature hikerlife outside liveoutside mountains ontheroad onthetrail adventure travel createyourself survivor

49 Days ago
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50 Days ago
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Taking a break on the Devil's Path! Ah, to be in the forest! devilspath catskills hikenewyork upstatenewyork soverdant forest trees timeforasnack ifeelgood hike hiker chickswhohike womenwhohike womenwhoexplore backpacking optoutside nature neature hikerlife outside liveoutside mountains ontheroad onthetrail adventure travel createyourself

51 Days ago
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Would you drink that water? I sure did... Yay pond water! betweentwomountains huntermountain plateaumountain devilspath catskills 3500club newyork hikenewyork skywater yum dontworryifilteredit sawyersqueeze hike hiker chickswhohike womenwhohike womenwhoexplore backpacking optoutside nature neature hikerlife outside liveoutside mountains ontheroad onthetrail adventure travel createyourself

52 Days ago
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Hiking in the Catskills. Mountains make me feel like I'm home. Photo courtesy of the lovely @bigmarchikes hikingthecatskills 3500club westkill devilspath sunsetinthecatskills sunset hike hiker chickswhohike womenwhohike womenwhoexplore backpacking optoutside nature neature hikerlife outside liveoutside mountains ontheroad onthetrail adventure travel createyourself

53 Days ago