Follow Dr. Stephen R. Blake aka The Barefoot Veterinarian on the Pacific Crest Trail 2018. 🙂
My trail name is Medicine Man and I love the honor of being tagged Medicine Man . It was given to me by two brothers Nate and Jake on day 2 of my trek north on the PCT on April 11, 2016 at the Mexican boarder at the Southern Terminus in Campo California.
After falling last year on the Pacific Crest Trail in June of 2017, Medicine Man returned to the PCT at the Bridge of the God’s in the Columbia River Gorge on the boarder of Oregon and Washington with is long time friend Rebecca on July 9, 2018. The following video captures the beauty of trekking in the Cascade Mountains of southern Washington.
115 miles of amazing mountains, streams, animals, views, forests, snow and mosquitoes yikes hey were fierce . LOL Please take the time check out the Pacific Crest Trail family at
This section of the PCT to White Pass took us 6 days averaging 19 miles a day.. yikes my feet were talking to me a lot LOL. Here is a little Imovie I made of this part of my journey on the ONE of a kind Pacific Crest Trail. Enjoy and share.. Remember LIFE is the EXPERIENCE.
Aho and so it is.
P.S. This is Medicine Man’s 71+ spin around the sun and he is still kicking.. If you want to know his secrete for staying young and walking the walk, check out how he does it at
Follow Dr. Stephen R. Blake aka The Barefoot Veterinarian on the Pacific Crest Trail 2017. 🙂
I have decided to start off my adventure on my return to the Pacific Crest Trail with a post on Facebook I posted today, June 11, 2017, one day before stepping back on my beloved PCT.
Day 162 of the year 2017, the BEST year in the history of the world. I will be LIVE on FB LIVE at 10:30 AM PST to share my feelings about the day before I return to my beloved Pacific Crest Trail, heading north to Canada on Monday June 12, 2017.
June 11, 2017 and I am sitting in my satellite office in the Red Hut on Ski Run Blvd drinking my favorite Nectar of the Gods aka Coffee, aka Costa Rican coffee and feeling a few butterflies in my stomach.
Tomorrow, June 12, 2017 I will return to the Pacific Crest Trail where Ieft off 10 months ago on day 85 at mile marker 1200 heading north to Canada. I had built a rock stack and put my friend Hans’s ashes at the base of it and told him I would return the following year to continue our journey north together. Since I was a solo hiker, he was my traveling companion those many miles in HEAVEN.
Today will be my last day in my beloved Lake Tahoe and a day of preparation for getting my pack in order and spending time with my wife Charene before I say hasta la huego for a bit. In the stillness of this day I feel at peace and know the TRUTH I AM.
As a time traveler, which we all are, the MOMENT is all we have and OUR JOB, Joy Of Being is to be in that MOMENT in TRUTH, LOVE and AHHHHHH to the best of OUR HUMAN and SPIRITUAL SELF we can BE
As I finished my FIRST cup of the NECTAR of the GODS :), I closed my eyes and took a long slow beautiful breath and I felt a SMILE flowing from my heart into each and every cell of my physical body and out into the Universe. 🙂 🙂
In the STILLNESS and DARKNESS of my mind I see all of my ancestors and Spirit guides all around me SMILING back at me.. 🙂 O:) <3 They are ALL giving me the HEART sign with their hands and I KNOW without KNOWING I AM SAFE and LOVED by the UNIVERSE, which IS LOVE.
It is time for cup #2 of the Nectar of the Gods LOL, 🙂 To be continued. Stay tuned and remember the golden rule…drum roll please??
ALWAYS be KIND to YOURSELF and ALL Creatures Great and Small! And do your best to walk on the EDGE of LIFE and do your best to NOT take up space in the UNIVERSE. 🙂
Oceans of Peace and Love,
Tomorrow, June 12, 2017 I will be stepping back on the Pacific Crest Trail and doing my best to walk on the Edge of LIFE and NOT take up space in the Universe. You can follow me on FB, Instagram and my website www.thepetwhisperer.com , As communications with the ETHER will ALLOW me LOL 🙂
If you are a current client of Dr. Blake, under his care and need supplements, you can contact his beautiful Wife Charene at firstname.lastname@example.org subject NEED SUPPLIES.
Thank you all for your prayers and kind words. Please share my web site www.thepetwhisperer.com with all you know and ask them to do the same. I call this Paying It Forward.
Blessings upon your day and Oceans of Peace and Love Siempre. Aho, Medicine Man aka Dr. Stephen Blake and Little Shaman Jackson Blake <3 <3
Follow Dr. Stephen R. Blake aka The Barefoot Veterinarian on the Pacific Crest Trail 2016.
Being from the Native American Wantabe and Indian Tribe that I have always been, it was a NATURAL fit for me to finally go on a BIG VISION QUEST, called the Pacific Crest Trail. I had known about and dreamed about walking this AMAZING journey for decades ago. After being the Laboratory of life for 68+ years (May 26, 1947) , I finally decided to give myself a 69th Birthday present from my wife Charene, to walk the Pacific Crest Trail SOLO from the Mexican border two miles south of Campo California to the Washington State Canadian border, 2663.5 miles long mas o menos 🙂 . I left on April 10, 2016 at 9 AM PCT. Saying goodbye to my lovely wife Charene, walking barefoot with a full pack on my back and no idea what adventures lie ahead for me.
You can follow me on Facebook (Stephen Blake), Instagram (thepetwhisperer) , Twitter @thepetwhisperer or on my web site www.thepetwhisperer.com . I am carrying a solar panel on my backpack to charge my Apple 6+ phone and where possible will upload video, audio and photos of my journey for all to share.
How does a 69 years young male American walk 2663.5 miles with a full pack mostly barefoot? Good question LOL. Years of practicing what he has shared with his clients, friends and family for decades as a holistic veterinarian. You can read all about my holistic journey on my web site about Dr Blake www.thepetwhisperer.com .
I have dedicated this quest for PEACE for all Creatures Great and Small. My message is a simple ONE. Avoid prescriptions drugs, chemicals and vaccines. Live as Mindful a life as you possibly can, rest, exercise and eat in a healthy moderate manner. Worry is the MOST TOXIC substance on the planet. DO NOT WORRY. Oceans of Peace.
Day 18, mile 320 on the Pacific Crest Trail. My Tevas and barefeet have seen 90 degree F, 50 mph winds, freezing rain, hale, snow, over 9000 feet elevation, rock, sand, freezing water, wet sleeping bag, 26 degree F temperatures and are still smiling. Please share🙏 Oceans of Peace ✌
I am now at 1100 miles in Lake Tahoe resting before I head north on the next 1600 miles to Canada
The following is a list of what I use in my daily practice of HEALTH. HEALTH is OPTIMUM CELL REPLICATION and requires a balance of MIND, BODY and SPIRIT.
My daily go to has been Bovine Colostrum . I have taken it every day for the 21 years and it has been a life saver for me and many others. I recommend both Imutek:http://www.thepetwhisperer.com/health-tips/colostrum/
On the trail and at home I want to make sure I get fresh GREEN food each and every day. The easy and best way is to eat Klamath Lake Blue Algea from my friends Greg Emerson and Stella Fokas’s company The Edge Tm. They are both amazing and have dedicated their lives to providing the world with the best product they possibly can for both people and all creatures great and small. I take it daily to make sure I have a pure natural source of all my vitamins, minerals and trace minerals each day. I am taking ten a day for my journey and highly recommend them for all creatures great and small. You can order them by simply clicking here: http://theedgeup.ca/?aff=9
My ONLY sourse of green food for 1100 miles and 75 days on the PCT has been 6 to 9 capsules of The Edge each day and I am healthier and stronger than I have been in my 69+ years in the laboratory of Life. Please order and use this amazing super food daily and your benefit will be optimum cell replication, aka health🙏👍 Just DO IT👍Please share✌🙏❤ Ubuntu✌❤
I also make Gemmotherapy my part of my daily practice at home and on the trail. You can read about this amazing plant based, phytotherapy for detoxing and strengthening every cell in your body. You can learn about and order these amazing products from my website http://www.thepetwhisperer.com/health-tips/gemmotherapy/
.For this trip I am taking Common Juniper for my liver and kidney support, Lime tree from my nervous system, Fig Tree for my GI system, Wild Woodvine for my joints, Common Birch for general cleansing and inflammation issues anywhere in my body especially my hips, Rosemary for gallbladder and mental clarity, Mountain Pine for back support. European Olive is excellent for circulation and endurance. I mix these in my drinking water each day 5 drops each and sip on it as needed throughout my many hours along the PCT each day. If feel an area in my body that needs extra attention I take more of the particular Gemmotherapy specific for that area of need. You can order this at along with my book on the use of Gemmotherapy at.
Dr Gemmo aka Meicine Man is 76
I do not use chemicals of any kind on my patients, pets, family, Mother Earth or me to repel insects of any kind. I use Young Living Essential oils for repelling my friends the insects. You read about what blends I use and how to order them at http://www.thepetwhisperer.com/health-tips/oilguide/
Please do your best to not pollute Mother Earth, your family or yourself.
For joint health I recommend and take 1-TDC , a nutritional supplement that helps my joints and that of my animal friends, stay well lubricated and healthy. To learn more about this amazing supplement go to http://www.thepetwhisperer.com/health-tips/arthritis/
I ONLY take ONE Traditional Herbal Formula and it is Shou Wu produced by Far East Summit Chinese Classics. I take ten drops each day as general tonic which is safe to take daily for optimum performance. To order you must go through your health professional and ask for the Far East Summit Chinese Classic Shou Wu. Tell your health professional that if they do not already have an account with Far East Summit Chinese Classic Herbs, to call them at 888-441-0489 . Ask the order to set up a wholesale account and to use the code 12436 to get their best wholesale price. Ask to speak with Bill and have them mention Dr. Stephen Blake recommended them to their company. Mahalo.
Earthing is my bread and butter for staying healthy in a toxic world created by mankind. We all need to connect with Mother Earth and benefit from her healing powers by making direct contact with her with your skin. I call this kissing Mother Earth. When I am barefooting, I am in direct contact with the healing powers of the Earth. When I sleep I am connected via Earthing products which you can learn about at: Here!
At this point of the 1100 miles I have logged 120 miles barefoot and remaining 980 miles in Teva Sandals.
I will be away from my veterinary practice for five months and would be grateful for any donations to help support my walk for Peace for ALL Creatures great and small. You can make your love offering to our paypal account Petwhisperer1@aol.com or through this Paypal button below. Thank you all for your prayers and support. Amandla Awethu Ubuntu.
I Am Alive
Medicine Man/Dr.Stephen Blake
The stillness of my quiet mind is deafening,
The pain of my frozen feet keep me smiling.
The knowing without knowing I will never die,
Keeps my heart smiling as I soar into the deep blue sky.
With each frozen step on a path I could not see,
My heart burst with the joy of being alone and free.
As far as my eyes could see,
An endless white ocean of ice and snow is all that was before me.
When the dark shadow of fear would appear,
Spirit would speak from deep within,
In the silence of Spirit I knew there was no end,
One magical breath made the myth of fear quickly disappear .
Looking down a thousand foot wall of ice,
Made me take a breath and think twice.
One frozen footstep away from certain death,
Made me stop, pause and give thanks for my next breath.
The Pacific Crest Trail lay deep beneath the snow,
All alone I had to trust I was in the know.
As far as I could see,
A white sea lay eternal before me.
Howling cold winds would freeze my hands and feet,
Breathing in, breathing out, iceman’s spirit brought on the heat.
Walking Twelve to Fourteen hours a day,
I would smile from deep within, no matter what came my way.
Roaring frozen waterways greeted me many times each and every day,
Each and every time I would pray,
Thank you Spirit for not letting me be swept away,
Thank you Spirit for letting Medicine Man live another day.
Walking barefoot on a frozen trail,
I felt Mother Earth send me warmth, love and a knowing I would prevail.
Laying in my small tent upon the frozen ground,
A freezing wind at my door it would pound.
Breathing in, breathing out, I am Alive I would shout,
In my smiling heart no matter what was about.
Everyday I smiled and gave thanks,
I was alive and ready to embrace Nature’s next pranks.
After many weeks another miracle came my way,
My brother the sun came out to play.
Even better, he decided to stay all day,
Slowly I could feel my feet each and everyday.
Mindfulness has been my saving grace
No matter what my pace, I always knew it was not a race.
When my food and water would get low,
I would look within and give thanks for being in the show.
Days of ice, cold, snow, wind and a trail with no end,
Greeted me each day , I knew they were all my friends.
At over 13,000 feet I shouted to the four winds,
I AM ALIVE and there is no end.
In the vast void of sound,
Feet frozen to the ground.
Alone but not alone,
The Great Spirit always sent me a bone.
It came as the breath of the angel’s wings behind the wind,
An amazing vista with no end.
A ray of warm sunshine,
The knowing without knowing there was no time.
When I was feeling all alone,
A little grasshopper would appear.
Into my path he would he would leap,
Seeing his smile made me weep.
Tears of joy from my eyes,
Another beautiful day, another amazing sunrise.
Then one day another miracle came my way,
The snow and ice had melted away. Finally I could see my way.
Easy, light and dry I would repeat,
Finally warm dirt was beneath my bare feet.
A permanent smile came over me,
I shouted I am ALIVE and I am FREE.
1600 miles to go,
In my heart I know I am the show.
My thoughts are mine to share and keep,
I am ALIVE and there is no defeat.
OCEANS of PEACE and LOVE
Shaman Jackson Blake on the left, Picture in the back is young Shaman Stephen Blake when he was 6 years old and on the right is the OLDER version of Shaman Stephen Blake now.
Lake Tahoe from 10,000 feet up in an airplane going 600 miless an Hour instead of 2.5 miles per hour on foot with a 40 pound backpack for 84 days and 1200 miles Good to be home with my family and friends❤Pura vida siempre✊✌✌
Check out my video I just made to end my PCT journey and tell what is next for the Medicine Man Thank you for your kind words and prayers.. They helped me more than I you will ever know….Please share
Medicine Man ✌❤