Katie was born and raised in Connecticut, but now calls the great state of Utah her home. In 2009, Katie earned the trail name ‘Wilderness’ on the most poorly planned winter camping trip of all time. In 2015, Katie finished her 3-year section-hike of the Appalachian Trail, but she decided to just keep on walking because she was really good at it. Katie is a better dancer than Drake and has been told she has a nice smile. Katie finished her thru-hike of the CDT in September of 2016. She plans to continue walking towards her Triple Crown, as well as every other long trail that exists in the coming years. Next up: the John Muir Trail.
It's been awhile Trekkers, since I've graced the pages of the this dear website. You may remember me from last year, as I walked from Mexico to
Last month, I found myself wandering the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, UT in search of some amazing organizations that exist to enrich,
(This is the final installment of my retrospective updates of my 2016 thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail. Click here, THEM PAWS! Finally,
I knew that arriving in Wyoming also meant kicking the mileage up a notch and getting down to this thru-hiking business. This started out as an easy feat, because arrival in Wyoming also means that you have arrived in the very flat Great Divide Basin.
We left our snowshoes and other winter gear behind as we continued on our journey north on the CDT. Through the rest of Colorado, we faced our first boughts with bugs, WARM WEATHER, thunderstorms, and the first day in over a month where I made it through the whole entire day with dry feet--miracles do happen friends!
There they were, the famed San Juan Mountains of the CDT--the hardest portion of the trail. Rumors about the snow, high elevation, and avalanche conditions gave every NOBO hiker something to think about as they made their way to Colorado, and I was no exception.
Hey guys! You may remember me from the ghosts of spring bloggers past. Last time you heard from me, I was walking through the Land of Enchantment, better known as New Mexico. NO, I did not get totally lost in the CDT corridor, and NO I did not quit, and yes ( ::SPOILER ALERT:: ) a couple months later, I made it to Canada.
I've been hiking on the Continental Divide Trail for 25 days now. I've gone about 400+ miles, though it's hard to tell because there are so many
Gear-testing By this time next week, I will be taking my first steps into my 5-month long walk along the Continental Divide. I will be
Thru-hiking was just a way for me to prolong those feelings of joy, peace, and connectedness I feel every time I find myself outside. It allowed/s me to be in the wilderness--just a little longer than normal. When I'm not in the woods for months at a time hiking, I find myself exploring different and more...uh...practical ways to get my outside fix that don't involve quitting my job and living in the wilderness.