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Seattle cat takes hiking to the next level

The majestic Jean Luc Piccat shares his hiking adventures on Instagram.
(Photo: @JeanLucPiccat)

One cat is daring to go where no cat has gone before: atop mountain peaks across Western Washington.

Jean Luc Piccat is a Seattle-based snow Bengal cat who likes to hit the trails in his free time.

His human, Mark Kempton, said they got Jean Luc and decided to just "try to see how far we could take the whole adventure thing."

Last picture from mailbox. What an amazing day. #jeanlucpiccat #adventurecat #catsofinstagram #optoutside #snowbengal

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Kempton and his cat became more internet famous after the Washington Trails Association shared their hilarious trip report written from Jean Luc Piccat's perspective to Facebook.

In it, Jean Luc said it was a "purrrfect" day for a hike and that it was an incredible "expurrience" on Mailbox Peak Trail.

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom sways #jeanlucpiccat from the swift completion of his appointed rounds. . #adventurecat #catsofinstagram #mailboxpeak #usps #snowbengal #mailbox #optoutside

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Jean Luc wrote that his mission was to explore strange new trails and to boldly go where no cat has gone before.

Kempton said Jean Luc - who is, of course, named after the Star Trek character - is always on a leash for their hikes, and gets along well with dogs.

Snowshoeing is serious business. Thanks, @sorenasaurus for the picture :) . . #jeanlucpiccat #adventurecat #catsofinstagram #snowshoeing #snowbengal

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He plans to keep posting pictures and trip reports from his cat's perspective.

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