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.

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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

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.

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

A Retrospective Update From the CDT: Oh Colorado!

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!

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

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.

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 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.

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

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.

Jan 27, 2016 : Katie Brown