JC Van Etten

Hi! My name is JC or trail name Catman-do. I live in sunny Florida, but my heart remains in the Catskills of New York, where I lived, worked and raised my family. I am an AT NOBO Thru hiker class of 2019. I am a nature lover and outdoor enthusiast and hope to share my adventure with those that aspire to live on the trail or for whatever the reason can’t but want too vicariously hike with me! I love nature, plants, pizza and summits - so there will be many pictures along the way! I love rescue dogs and appreciate our veterans and first responders, so I plan to help them along the way!

Posts

Getting Ready, I’m in the Best Shape of My Life

Getting Ready, I’m in the Best Shape of My Life

About a year ago I committed to and started planning to thru-hike the AT as a NOBO for the year 2019. I devoured AT how-to books at a staggering

Jan 6, 2019 : JC Van Etten
A Shakedown Hike to Welcome the New Year

A Shakedown Hike to Welcome the New Year

My shakedown New Year hike couldn’t have been timed any better with less than 45 days to start the AT. Plus an easy excuse not to prop my eyes open

Jan 4, 2019 : JC Van Etten