Kate Richard

I'm Kate, aka Stickers on the trail. After growing up in New England, the Appalachian Trail was on my bucket list and I completed my thru hike of the AT in 2017. That got me hooked on the hiking lifestyle and I thru hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019. Nowadays, I'm a weekend warrior living in Portland, OR getting outside and traveling all over the West as much as possible.

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Top Stoves, Filters, Rain Gear, and More on the Appalachian Trail: 2023 Thru-Hiker Survey

Top Stoves, Filters, Rain Gear, and More on the Appalachian Trail: 2023 Thru-Hiker Survey

Each year here at The Trek, we ask long-distance hikers on the Appalachian Trail (AT) about the stoves and water filters they used on their 2023

Feb 20, 2024 : Kate Richard
Top Backpacks on the Appalachian Trail: 2023 Thru-Hiker Survey

Top Backpacks on the Appalachian Trail: 2023 Thru-Hiker Survey

Each year here at The Trek, we ask long-distance hikers on the Appalachian Trail (AT) about the backpack they used during their thru-hikes. In this

Feb 6, 2024 : Kate Richard
The Top Sleeping Bags, Quilts, and Pads on the Appalachian Trail: 2023 Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Sleeping Bags, Quilts, and Pads on the Appalachian Trail: 2023 Thru-Hiker Survey

Each year here at the Trek, we ask hikers on the Appalachian Trail all about what sleeping systems they used on their hike. In this installment,

Jan 25, 2024 : Kate Richard
Top Tents and Shelters on the Appalachian Trail: 2023 Thru-Hiker Survey

Top Tents and Shelters on the Appalachian Trail: 2023 Thru-Hiker Survey

This installment of the 2023 Appalachian Trail survey covers shelters of all kinds. We'll discuss the types of shelters used, the type and size

Jan 11, 2024 : Kate Richard
Branwyn Essential Thong Review

Branwyn Essential Thong Review

Finding the right underwear for backpacking is quite the challenge. It has to hold up to multiple days of wear and lots of sweat.The Branwyn

Jan 10, 2024 : Kate Richard
The Top Footwear on the Appalachian Trail: 2023 Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Footwear on the Appalachian Trail: 2023 Thru-Hiker Survey

In this third installment of the 2023 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Survey we're covering all things footwear. Picking shoes is one of the most

Dec 28, 2023 : Kate Richard
The 2023 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: General Information Part 2

The 2023 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: General Information Part 2

Welcome to the second installment of the 2023 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey. In this edition we dive into Part Two of General Information where

Dec 19, 2023 : Kate Richard
The 2023 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: General Information Part 1

The 2023 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: General Information Part 1

The 2023 Appalachian Trail Hiker Survey is here! This year we’ve added a lot of questions, mostly about the experience aspect of the hike and safety.

Dec 12, 2023 : Kate Richard
Patagonia Endless Run Shorts Review

Patagonia Endless Run Shorts Review

The Endless Run shorts from Patagonia are good a pretty much everything. They are comfortable runners with the pockets to go the distance.

Nov 17, 2023 : Kate Richard
REI Trail 2 Waist Pack Review

REI Trail 2 Waist Pack Review

Looking for a stylish place to stash all your stashables? Check out the REI Trail 2 Waist Pack for a versatile piece to take with you anywhere.

Oct 17, 2023 : Kate Richard