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Have you ever camped in the woods? Not in an RV or hotel, but down and dirty in a tent? Most people would have trouble for one night. Dyana Carmella did it alone, for 71 days and 1200 miles, through uncharted wilderness. She shares her emotional and inspirational story with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres. Living with Grizzly Bears, Wolves, Snakes and other wildlife. Overcoming the most extreme and unexpected weather conditions, from flash floods, snow storms and lightning. She hiked the Pacific Northwest Trail, one of only 20 people to do it that year, one of only 3 women that year, and she was the only to do it solo. There is no trail. No map. Just using an old fashioned compass and navigating with the stars, she tells us that the girl she was when she started, is not the woman she is now once she completed. She is quick to say that humans when forced to face fear, with no other option, will find things deep inside themselves they never knew possible. Humans will find what we are truly capable of. "Imagine what you could accomplish if fear wasn't an option", says Dyana. Everyday we often times choose the path of fear and run the other way, but Dyana didn't have that choice, and Mother Nature put her to the highest of tests. Three times she remembers wanting to quit more than any other, pushed to the brink of exhaustion, as close to death as is humanely possible. Knees filled with fluid and swelling from to many days of walking, her feet rotting from weeks of moisture, she is about to face one of the biggest feared regions of the journey, "The Lions Head Bushwack".

More from Dyana:
My recent short film on solo exploring I did in partnership with Chaco and Women Who Explore:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwo9fxM1wFI

Video of "Goodbye Letter to the PNT". (This sums up the hike in about 3 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMZRIRS92vo

Same letter but in writing:
https://www.allwomenalltrails.com/a-goodbye-letter-to-the-pacific-northwest-trail/

Link to an Essay I wrote on the reason I did the PNT.
https://www.allwomenalltrails.com/the-twisted-reason-i-wanted-to-tackle-a-thru-hike/

Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJMf11IH83gaOfRq9TxsaOw

Host Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/kurt_caceres/

Podcast Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/rollcall.podcast/

Podcast Twitter:
https://twitter.com/rollcall_pod?lang=en

Podcast Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/rollcall2020/

Producer:
https://www.instagram.com/provenance_room/

Website:
https://www.provenanceroom.com/rollcall
Have you ever camped in the woods? Not in an RV or hotel, but down and dirty in a tent? Most people would have trouble for one night. Dyana Carmella did it alone, for 71 days and 1200 miles, through uncharted wilderness. She shares her emotional and inspirational story with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres. Living with Grizzly Bears, Wolves, Snakes and other wildlife. Overcoming the most extreme and unexpected weather conditions, from flash floods, snow storms and lightning. She hiked the Pacific Northwest Trail, one of only 20 people to do it that year, one of only 3 women that year, and she was the only to do it solo. There is no trail. No map. Just using an old fashioned compass and navigating with the stars, she tells us that the girl she was when she started, is not the woman she is now once she completed. She is quick to say that humans when forced to face fear, with no other option, will find things deep inside themselves they never knew possible. Humans will find what we are truly capable of. "Imagine what you could accomplish if fear wasn't an option", says Dyana. Everyday we often times choose the path of fear and run the other way, but Dyana didn't have that choice, and Mother Nature put her to the highest of tests. Three times she remembers wanting to quit more than any other, pushed to the brink of exhaustion, as close to death as is humanely possible. Knees filled with fluid and swelling from to many days of walking, her feet rotting from weeks of moisture, she is about to face one of the biggest feared regions of the journey, "The Lions Head Bushwack". More from Dyana: My recent short film on solo exploring I did in partnership with Chaco and Women Who Explore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwo9fxM1wFI Video of "Goodbye Letter to the PNT". (This sums up the hike in about 3 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMZRIRS92vo Same letter but in writing: https://www.allwomenalltrails.com/a-goodbye-letter-to-the-pacific-northwest-trail/ Link to an Essay I wrote on the reason I did the PNT. https://www.allwomenalltrails.com/the-twisted-reason-i-wanted-to-tackle-a-thru-hike/ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJMf11IH83gaOfRq9TxsaOw Host Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kurt_caceres/ Podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rollcall.podcast/ Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/rollcall_pod?lang=en Podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rollcall2020/ Producer: https://www.instagram.com/provenance_room/ Website: https://www.provenanceroom.com/rollcall read more read less

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