Hi, my name is Kate. I'm 22 and currently living in Colorado. I just finished my degree and became a licensed teacher, but don’t plan on teaching for another year. I’d rather take some time off to go back to my hiker trash roots. I grew up in the Eastern Sierras and ended up hiking the JMT in 2017. I got hooked on thru-hiking and since then have been working towards a 2019, solo, NOBO attempt of the PCT.
Day 36: Mile 558 to Mile 573 (15 Miles) We woke up after sleeping in a little, or at least what we consider sleeping in. My uncle made breakfast
Day 22: Mile 306 to Cleghorn Picnic Area (22 Miles) We packed up camp and hiked two miles to Deep Creek Hot Springs. My toe looked good as new
Days Eight and Nine: Forced Zero Days Hanging out at my aunt's was ideal, but the state of my feet was less than ideal. My body needed the rest. I
Day One: Campo to Lake Morena; 20 MilesDad and I woke up at 4:30 in our hotel. After I got dressed in my hiking clothes I handed my dad a bag of all
I know I’m supposed to hike the PCT. I'm not sure of all the reasons why yet, but I do know I'm supposed to do it. My mom gave me a PCT overview
On Nov. 14, after an hour and a half in the online PCT permit waiting room, I submitted my 2019 PCT permit application. I thought I would feel great.
Sometimes it's just not in the stars. After hiking the JMT in the summer of 2017, my thru-hiking to-do list got a few additions. Of course the PCT
My thru-hiking journey began in 2015 when I was 18. I was a senior in high school and somehow I got the idea of hiking the John Muir Trail (JMT) into