Hi, my name is Kate. I'm 21 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.
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