Kate Killion

AT SOBO 2022, trail name Big Catt. I love that long-distance hiking allows for diverse experiences in slow form. If the trail keeps going I want to see what's next. Foothills Trail 2021; Niagara Falls to PA Section Hike 2021.

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Springer Mountain is All Too Close

Springer Mountain is All Too Close

The day I crossed the Appalachian Trail northbound 100 mile marker in Georgia (100 miles left to hike, southbound mile 2093.4), my mind was

Nov 15, 2022 : Kate Killion
Monson to New Hampshire

Monson to New Hampshire

After finishing the 100 Mile Wilderness going southbound, our small group (ranging from 3 to 12 people) reached Monson, Maine on June 18, 2022.

Jul 13, 2022 : Kate Killion
Mount Katahdin and the 100 Mile Wilderness

Mount Katahdin and the 100 Mile Wilderness

Leading up to my thru-hike start date, 80% of my mind was focused on the hike up Mt. Katahdin to reach the northern terminus of the Appalachian

Jun 22, 2022 : Kate Killion
3 Most Asked Questions as I Prepared to Thru-Hike

3 Most Asked Questions as I Prepared to Thru-Hike

When it came to discussing my plans to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, three questions were always asked unrelated to gear or miles.

Jun 1, 2022 : Kate Killion
30 days to go; mindset and recovery

30 days to go; mindset and recovery

If everything goes as planned, I’ll be on the Appalachian Trail (AT) Southbound (SOBO) within the next month. Here is what’s on my mind these days.

May 18, 2022 : Kate Killion
SOBO or NOBO on the AT? The Choice That Shapes It All

SOBO or NOBO on the AT? The Choice That Shapes It All

When it comes to long-distance hiking, the direction isn’t as important as choosing to do the journey itself. But this choice will shape all that's to follow. So like any overthinker, this decision has flip-flopped an annoying number of times in my head. NOBO or SOBO on the AT?

Mar 12, 2022 : Kate Killion
2022 Plans for the AT

2022 Plans for the AT

This summer I'll be turning 30 and I've starting to question everything. Where better to soul search than hitting a 2,190 mile trail?

Feb 13, 2022 : Kate Killion