Katie Eckman

I hiked the Appalachian Trail northbound in 2017. I ended that trip with a love for backpacking. PCT 21. 2/3 of CDT 22. Happy Trails!

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CDT Conclusions

CDT Conclusions

My hike on the CDT was not what I expected or even what I would have chosen for myself, had I the power to arrange all events and hiking conditions. 

Sep 2, 2022 : Katie Eckman
Wyoming: Final Days and Final Thrill on the CDT (July)

Wyoming: Final Days and Final Thrill on the CDT (July)

Starting in Wyoming, I spent an increasing amount of each day imagining leaving the CDT, departing from my original plan to thru hike the trail in

Aug 30, 2022 : Katie Eckman
Wyoming: Wind River Range (July 17-19)

Wyoming: Wind River Range (July 17-19)

July 17.  After a good break in the town of Lander, I started back on the CDT again this morning.  This next section of trail would pass through the

Aug 28, 2022 : Katie Eckman
Wyoming: Great Divide Basin (July 13-16)

Wyoming: Great Divide Basin (July 13-16)

July 13.  I woke early this morning, eager to start hiking under the big open sky in the coolest part of the day.  Outside the tent, the moon was

Aug 24, 2022 : Katie Eckman
Reaching Wyoming (early July)

Reaching Wyoming (early July)

July 4.  Everything- tent, backpack, grass- was soaked with a heavy dew this morning.  That came as a surprise, especially following an evening that

Aug 21, 2022 : Katie Eckman
Final Days in Colorado

Final Days in Colorado

June 26.  This morning I hiked by the reservoir and up to Junco Lake Trailhead, returning to the CDT there. A volunteer trail crew was gathered in

Aug 12, 2022 : Katie Eckman
Northern Colorado (June 23-24)

Northern Colorado (June 23-24)

June 23.  The first climb this morning was up to Ptarmigan Pass, then my map indicated a descent to the South Fork of Williams Fork River.  There was

Aug 9, 2022 : Katie Eckman
Finding Respite on the Collegiate East Trail (June 15-21)

Finding Respite on the Collegiate East Trail (June 15-21)

June 15.  The Collegiate East trail runs on the eastern edge of the Sawatch range, with a view of the valley below.  (It is so named for proximity to

Aug 1, 2022 : Katie Eckman
Heart of the Rockies (June 11-14)

Heart of the Rockies (June 11-14)

June 11.  I'm in the heart of the Rockies now, according to an informational sign I read today.  There’s a nice ring to that.  I’m glad, too, for the

Jul 11, 2022 : Katie Eckman
Creede Cutoff and San Luis Peak (June 2-7)

Creede Cutoff and San Luis Peak (June 2-7)

June 2.  I headed back to the trail from Pagosa Springs this morning.  I had spent several days in town, recovering from my hike through the southern

Jul 10, 2022 : Katie Eckman