Hey all! I'm Kate, an East Coast native who will be setting out to thru hike the Pacific Crest Trail in April 2018 bound for Canada. Thru hiking has always been a dream for me, so what better time than the present? I look forward to meeting amazing people, witnessing breathtaking views, and documenting my journey along the way. When I'm not planning for this hike, you'll find me hiking in the White Mountains, rock climbing, traveling, or seeking out craft beer and delicious food in the great city of Boston. Join me as I experience this grand adventure, here on The Trek and on my personal blog, TicketToExplore.com!
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In April 2018 I begin my solo trek of thru hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. What this means is I'll be setting foot on the trail at the southern terminus in Campo, CA at the Mexican border and hiking 2,663 miles through California, Oregon, and Washington, past the northern terminus and into Manning Park, British Columbia. You heard right - 2,663 miles!