Pretzel

Howdy, I'm Caitlin / Catie / Pretzel. I snagged that trail name on the Continental Divide Trail 2019. I only hiked a month in Montana but that was long enough to know I would be pursuing a full thru-hike one day. I'm from Corpus Christi, Texas where I didn't spend too much time outside (it's hot!) I actually didn't go camping for the first time until I was… twenty-two! I've been a nanny, a teacher, and a wilderness therapy field guide. Now, I'm walking 2,650 miles to figure out what's next (while also working on remaining present!)

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Watering Hole Highlights: Mary’s @ 145.4

Watering Hole Highlights: Mary’s @ 145.4

I carry everything I need within my backpack. The only big changes here are food and water. Food, I resupply every 4-6 days or so in a town. Water, I

May 18, 2022 : Pretzel
Wind Advisory & Decisions To Make

Wind Advisory & Decisions To Make

Mile 214 After a long afternoon posted up at the Cabazon Chipotle, we headed back onto trail. Around 5 miles in we decided it must be time to set

May 18, 2022 : Pretzel
Days 2 & 3: Desert Rain & French Fries

Days 2 & 3: Desert Rain & French Fries

DAY 2 Miles hiked today: 10.7 Camped @ mile: 26   I awoke in the middle of the night. Checked watch: 12:30!  Woah! Okay,

May 8, 2022 : Pretzel
PCT Day 1: 15.3 miles + some accidental off trail miles

PCT Day 1: 15.3 miles + some accidental off trail miles

Miles hiked today:15.3 miles + accidently walking off trail Camped @ mile: 15.3 at Houser Creek 15.3 miles plus accidently walking off trail a

May 7, 2022 : Pretzel
What do I cherish about my life right now? (Pre-Hike) 

What do I cherish about my life right now? (Pre-Hike) 

What do I cherish, before I start this thru-hike?  That was a thought I had as I wrote out my "reasons to thru-hike" letter. So much of this

May 2, 2022 : Pretzel
Mind Body Soul: My Reasons Why

Mind Body Soul: My Reasons Why

Howdy, I'm Caitlin / Catie / Pretzel.  I snagged that trail name on the Continental Divide Trail 2019. I only hiked a month in Montana but that was

May 2, 2022 : Pretzel