Kaitlin Musser

A former bunhead ballerina turned skoolie dwelling mountain woman. After eleven years being the mom to 34 children in foster care and at risk homes I have decided to trek the PCT solo. I am going to just take a walk and hopefully not die.

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They Stole My Gear but not My Community

They Stole My Gear but not My Community

Hi. My name is Kaitlin and my PCT dream was stolen. And I know what the first thing that pops in your mind when reading that statement is---you and

Mar 29, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Boulder Mail Trail: Walking History

Boulder Mail Trail: Walking History

I start my grand trek, my epic adventure, my journey of a lifetime, my long way home stroll in 11 days. The insanity of emotions is whirling around

Mar 15, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
This Is Already My PCT; Journey Before the Start Date

This Is Already My PCT; Journey Before the Start Date

"This already is my PCT." The tan hiker smiled blissfully into her camera under her khaki white brim hat as the music on her YouTube vlog amped back

Mar 8, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Comment Response : Kindness Will Win

Comment Response : Kindness Will Win

I could tell from his comment that he must have read at least four of my previous writings. I screen shot the text and added a heart to keepsake it

Mar 1, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Social Media – The New PCT Bible

Social Media – The New PCT Bible

Is Social Media Hurting the PCT? In the year 2013 the Pacific Crest Trail Association issued 1,879 permits. Jump ahead to just five years later in

Feb 23, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
The PCT Is Calling – My Dog, That Is

The PCT Is Calling – My Dog, That Is

What About Fido?  I am helpless and ridiculously in love with my rescued, and slightly feral, puppy dawned Dingo. She is a one-year-old German

Feb 16, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
What About the Kids? Confessions of a Thru-Hiking Mom

What About the Kids? Confessions of a Thru-Hiking Mom

"But what about the kids?" I had just finished my excited announcement to my father-in-law as we sat across his well-worn dining room table. He

Feb 10, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
PCT | Walking Away to Find Myself

PCT | Walking Away to Find Myself

"What is your ultimate goal with the PCT?" I was deep into a consultation with a wellness coach. The discussion passed quickly beyond the usual

Feb 9, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
The Lazy Way to PCT Prep

The Lazy Way to PCT Prep

I watched him pull up a colorful circle graph with a optimistic charm of who he believed he was addressing. Point by point he delightfully shared

Feb 2, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
PCT Demographics and Me

PCT Demographics and Me

I was just curious one day as I ctrolled down the faces of my family. The husband, the daughter adopted from foster care, the son made ward of legal

Jan 26, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser