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.
I. I got sick last week. It was a close call, but this isn't the first time I've escaped death. Being sick is the absolute worst, but it is the best
Happiest of New Years to all! Here's hoping that 2016 is full of adventure and eating junk food on top of mountains. As you are preparing for your long hikes this coming year, I invite you to read on--as the following post has some vital information for you regarding surviving your next thru-hike. If you're like me, then planning a thru-hike is super overwhelming. You may have asked yourself, "How in the world am I going to make it to the end?!" I offer these suggestions for how to do so.
Hello humans of the hiking and non-hiking world! I am the humanoid known as Katie, Wilderness, KB, or whatever else you want to call me. "Hey you!" always works. This will be a short introduction into my life, who I am, and why I have decided to hike the Continental Divide Trail.