Katie Brown

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.

Posts

Why I am Hiking the John Muir Trail

Why I am Hiking 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

Jun 2, 2017 : Katie Brown
6 Organizations Hiker-Trash Should Be Supporting

6 Organizations Hiker-Trash Should Be Supporting

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,

Feb 6, 2017 : Katie Brown
Retrospective Update From the CDT: Idaho, Montana, and CANADA

Retrospective Update From the CDT: Idaho, Montana, and CANADA

(This is the final installment of my retrospective updates of my 2016 thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail. Click here, THEM PAWS! Finally,

Jan 7, 2017 : Katie Brown
A Retrospective Update From the CDT: WYOMING

A Retrospective Update From the CDT: WYOMING

Walking through the state of snow and high elevation, the need to stop and take zero days to recover was something I took advantage of fully. I also

Nov 15, 2016 : Katie Brown
A Retrospective Update From the CDT: Oh Colorado!

A Retrospective Update From the CDT: Oh Colorado!

Colorado, let me count the ways. I left off in

Nov 10, 2016 : Katie Brown
A Retrospective Update From the CDT: The San Juan Mountains

A Retrospective Update From the CDT: The San Juan Mountains

I remember cruising down switchbacks towards the Gila River outside of Ghost Ranch in New Mexico and seeing the snowcapped mountains in the distance.

Oct 31, 2016 : Katie Brown
I MADE IT TO COLORADO: a retrospective update from the CDT

I MADE IT TO COLORADO: a retrospective update from the CDT

Hey guys! You may remember me from the ghosts of spring bloggers past. Last time

Oct 25, 2016 : Katie Brown
Walking on magma: an update from the CDT

Walking on magma: an update from the CDT

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

May 14, 2016 : Katie Brown
Ready or Not: Time to Start Walking

Ready or Not: Time to Start Walking

  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

Apr 12, 2016 : Katie Brown
What Thru-Hikers Do When They’re Not Hiking, or How to Stay Grounded in the Real World

What Thru-Hikers Do When They’re Not Hiking, or How to Stay Grounded in the Real World

I'm not a seasonal outdoors(wo)man. Being outside is a very necessary thing for me to survive in this world, so I am a year-round adventurer.

Jan 27, 2016 : Katie Brown