Kate Mueller

Hi everyone, I'm Sassafras. I grew up in the rural Midwest, spent some time in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and have hopped around the Mid-Atlantic and New England the last few years before settling in Maine. I'm a hiker, writer, and triathlete in my mid-thirties, and I do a lot of whooping at races and on the trail. I'll be taking a break from software product management to hike the AT NOBO starting in March 2018 and doing my best to make #hikerswithsass a compliment.

Posts

In the Midst of the Blues, the Path Becomes Clear

In the Midst of the Blues, the Path Becomes Clear

I'd heard a lot about the Virginia Blues. And I knew, heading into Virginia, that I might face them. But I was optimistic. I've talked a lot about

May 22, 2018 : Kate Mueller
Why I Named My Feet

Why I Named My Feet

In one of Harry Anderson's old stand-up routines, he says something like: "If you can't laugh at yourself, then you've never seen what you look like

Apr 24, 2018 : Kate Mueller
On the Thru-Hike Rollercoaster

On the Thru-Hike Rollercoaster

I know lots of other bloggers will give you a rundown of where they've been and what they've been doing. This isn't one of those posts. Instead, I'd

Mar 29, 2018 : Kate Mueller
Katahdin Call to Hikers: Celebrate and Give Back to Millinocket

Katahdin Call to Hikers: Celebrate and Give Back to Millinocket

I moved to Maine about two and a half years ago, for the ocean and the mountains and the hiking. I know for everyone else, there are mantras like:

Mar 3, 2018 : Kate Mueller
Speaking a Thru-Hike Aloud

Speaking a Thru-Hike Aloud

In Egyptian mythology, the god Ptah is the god of craftsmen, artists, and architects. It is said that he created all things in the world by thinking

Jan 7, 2018 : Kate Mueller
Shakedown Lessons & Experiments

Shakedown Lessons & Experiments

I’m sure you’ve heard it before, and for any aspiring thru-hiker, it’s fantastic advice: don’t just order gear that seems like a good idea. Get out

Nov 4, 2017 : Kate Mueller
Three Reasons I’m Thru-Hiking the AT

Three Reasons I’m Thru-Hiking the AT

Hi everyone. Soon enough I’ll be babbling on semi-incoherently about gear, and likely a year from now you’ll all be sick to death of reading my

Sep 18, 2017 : Kate Mueller