Katie Doane

Raider is a hiking & music addict, and recent grad of the SOBO AT class of 2017. This wannabe writer is hailed by co-people as “Inventive…Passionate…an OK hiker.” You may see her & her Golden Retriever Indiana along the AT this summer, be sure to stop in and say hi at the Human Nature Hostel. She is also entirely made out of high-fives. She also definitely didn’t use a bio generator for any of this.

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SOBO Resupply Spreadsheet

SOBO Resupply Spreadsheet

When it comes to the nitty gritty details of resupply, understandably it can be a bit overwhelming. Fortunately for us all, I have an anal retentive

Aug 1, 2018 : Katie Doane
Raider’s Closet: Women’s SOBO Hiking Clothing

Raider’s Closet: Women’s SOBO Hiking Clothing

There was a dark time before the trail. The glow of a little screen late into the night. An iPhone placed on a table, only to be quickly snatched

Jan 14, 2018 : Katie Doane
Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Up the trail, the sun glimmered off an iridescent waist, rainbow reflections hitting the dirt path. Grown-out blonde hair tucked loosely into a

Jan 14, 2018 : Katie Doane
Raider’s Gear Review And Other Stories

Raider’s Gear Review And Other Stories

My fellow hiker trash, welcome! What lies before you is all the hiking gear I used to finish my 2017 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I've

Jan 14, 2018 : Katie Doane
How I Thru-Hiked with a Golden Retriever

How I Thru-Hiked with a Golden Retriever

It all started with a contest. Make a video why you want to hike the Appalachian Trail. My idea was simple. I just wanted to go for a long walk

Jan 14, 2018 : Katie Doane
Thru-Hiker Thoughts: How I Realized Why I was Hiking the AT

Thru-Hiker Thoughts: How I Realized Why I was Hiking the AT

I had lost sight of a specific reason why I was hiking the Appalachian Trail. It was becoming so daunting that I couldn't even provide an answer to

Dec 18, 2017 : Katie Doane
10 Myths for SOBO Thru-Hikers

10 Myths for SOBO Thru-Hikers

July 6th marked the beginning of my SOBO journey to Georgia, with the summit of Katahdin. I hit the mountain full of excitement and wonder, not only

Jul 15, 2017 : Katie Doane
SOBO Hike Planning with a Dog (what the @*#% am I doing?)

SOBO Hike Planning with a Dog (what the @*#% am I doing?)

Hiking the trail has been a slow migrating thought process for a bit now. The dream lives in all of us, until we can finally exclaim"I'm hiking the

Apr 16, 2017 : Katie Doane