Abby King

Abby is an accomplished thru-hiker, wilderness guide, and environmental advocate. She hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2011, the John Muir Trail in 2012, the Wonderland Trail in 2013, and the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017. She lives, works, and explores in the Mountains of New Hampshire and the coast of Maine. She works as an environmental policy consultant as well as a backcountry ski guide, sea kayak guide, and hiking guide. Abby blogged for the Trek during her 158 day thru-hike of the PCT in 2017.

Posts

Nostalgia Already

Nostalgia Already

It’s been less than a month since I rejoined civilization after completing my thru-hike of the PCT this year. It’s warmer here, but life is a lot

Oct 21, 2017 : Abby King
Transformation

Transformation

I began my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail on April 26th, 2017 at the Southern Terminus in Campo, CA. I arrived at the Northern Terminus in

Oct 9, 2017 : Abby King
From Mexico to Canada…and back to California

From Mexico to Canada…and back to California

Hello readers! It's been 1,243 miles since I last wrote a blog post. That's 47% of the trail that I've been silent on. I'm sorry about that. Guess

Sep 2, 2017 : Abby King
Just Keep Swimming

Just Keep Swimming

Hey Everyone!I'm sorry it's been ages since I wrote a blog post. Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail has been wonderful in pretty much every way, but

Jul 1, 2017 : Abby King
Everything’s Going Swimmingly

Everything’s Going Swimmingly

Greetings from mile 369.3 on the Pacific Crest Trail! We are zeroing today in Wrightwood, CA. This may be the closest to L.A. I'll ever get, god

May 18, 2017 : Abby King
Ten Days in the Desert

Ten Days in the Desert

Huzzah! Leila and I left from the Southern Terminus of the PCT on April 26th, 2017. We marked the momentous occasion with a rousing rendition of the

May 7, 2017 : Abby King
Snail Mail

Snail Mail

Receiving It It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to send postcards to my friends and family, so I'm thrilled that so many folks have sent

Apr 22, 2017 : Abby King
The final countdown

The final countdown

Well, with five days to go before our thru-hike begins Leila is in Maine and I'm in Connecticut and we're finally starting to cross our t's and dot

Apr 20, 2017 : Abby King
Coping With Wilderness Mansplaining

Coping With Wilderness Mansplaining

According to the internet one of the most common forms of mansplaining is being mansplained on a topic in your own area of expertise. you have no

Mar 2, 2017 : Abby King
To Take A Step Without Feet

To Take A Step Without Feet

 Life is strange. How does anyone decide what’s really right for them? And is it you who’s really deciding? How many women would hike the

Feb 8, 2017 : Abby King