Kate Stillwell

Hi! I’m Kate aka "Ribs". June 8th, Alexa aka "Tink", new grad from “The U”, and I will start our 2,190.3 mile E.P.I.C. SOBO thru-hike and blog up, down and around the trail. We are stoked! As if the AT isn’t hard enough, Alexa’s vegan so our 22 resupply food boxes have been a ginormous challenge! We’ve lined up amazing Trail Angels (Sara VT, Deb NY, Linda & Ed PA, Joyce MD and Nancy NC) who want to bless us with TLC as we wend, stumble, slip, slide and fumble (with style & grace) our way from Maine to Georgia. Alexa is passionate about nonprofits and so created: “Hiking for Nonprofits” where FOR profit companies sponsor our hike with 100% of the $$$$ going directly to nonprofits organizations. Annapolis Subaru stepped up immediately and pledged funds for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) as did Belair Produce who are sponsoring on behalf of Heroes of Tomorrow (HoT) and Maryland Federation of Art (MFA). Please visit their websites and support them all. When all is said and done we will see if we are “Stillwell”. Wanna read more stuff? Check out my blog: www.JustSkedaddle.wordpress.com/ Instagram: @Just_Skedaddle and @hikingfornonprofits WEBSITE: www.KateStillwellPhotography.com SPONSORS & SPONSOREES: http://www.annapolissubaru.com, for http://www.cbf.org , http://www.belairproduce.com, for http://mdfedart.com, and http://www.heroesoftomorrow.org

Posts

The Universe Has Spoken… More Like Screamed

The Universe Has Spoken… More Like Screamed

The Universe Has Spoken... I believe the universe provides. The question is "What exactly will the universe provide?". There are times when you just

Jul 24, 2017 : Kate Stillwell
Gone Wild in the Wilderness Part 2: When Fate Steps In

Gone Wild in the Wilderness Part 2: When Fate Steps In

Quick summary: In my July 4th post, I wrote about the challenges of entering the 100 mile wilderness as a SOBO hiker. I recounted the first 6 days

Jul 4, 2017 : Kate Stillwell
Gone Wild in the Wilderness: PART 1 The Beginning

Gone Wild in the Wilderness: PART 1 The Beginning

For SOBOs the Wilderness is NO

Jul 3, 2017 : Kate Stillwell
Boulders and Rock Scramble Galore, Summiting Katahdin!

Boulders and Rock Scramble Galore, Summiting Katahdin!

Katahdin at Last! June 8th was the day our thru hike began. It started picture perfect and beautifully: blue skies, sunshine nary a breeze and full

Jun 28, 2017 : Kate Stillwell
Hiking For Nonprofits …

Hiking For Nonprofits …

Thank you from the bottom of our feet ... to the top of our baseball caps! My daughter Alexa, very recent grad of “The U”, wants to dedicate herself

Jun 6, 2017 : Kate Stillwell
Holy Moly, Golly Gosh … Farewell … Time’s Up!

Holy Moly, Golly Gosh … Farewell … Time’s Up!

Alexa and I have been planning the AT SOBO Thru Hike for bloody E.V.E.R. and our departure and farewell felt so far away. First, she had to

Jun 6, 2017 : Kate Stillwell
A Walk in the Park – Yes Really!

A Walk in the Park – Yes Really!

BACK TO THE TRAIL ... ANY TRAIL ... PARK TRAIL WILL DO Life interrupted and so I took a few days off from training. Today, I decided to dial back

Mar 21, 2017 : Kate Stillwell
SO MOM, GUESS WHAT I WANT TO DO AFTER COLLEGE?

SO MOM, GUESS WHAT I WANT TO DO AFTER COLLEGE?

Those intriguing words strung together in an unassuming nonchalant conversation belied an answer I would not have dreamed of. After all, four years

Mar 2, 2017 : Kate Stillwell
The GOOD(news), the SORE(bod) & the GNARLY(details) of THRU-HIKE TRAINING

The GOOD(news), the SORE(bod) & the GNARLY(details) of THRU-HIKE TRAINING

Ever since we, my daughter Alexa and I, decided to SOBO thru-hike beginning in June, strength training has been THE hot topic: charts, schedules,

Feb 18, 2017 : Kate Stillwell