Katie Eckman

I will be hiking on the Appalachian Trail in April 2017. I will start in Georgia and hike northward. Hoping to share some of that experience with you through this blog!

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Starting The Whites  (August 5)

Starting The Whites (August 5)

Another rainy day, another McDonalds.  Unexpectedly, I've come to appreciate McDonalds in a new way as a thru hiker.  Often there are outlets here

Aug 13, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Omelette Man (August 2)

Omelette Man (August 2)

This morning I woke up to the last traces of sunrise and the gentle call of the mourning doves.  This is a good way to wake up, just kind of easing

Aug 13, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Nice Surprises (July 20-31)

Nice Surprises (July 20-31)

July 20.  Today the trail crosses a road that leads either west to Williamstown, MA or east to North Adams, MA.  Either way it is about 2.5 miles

Aug 12, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Changing Moods (July 20)

Changing Moods (July 20)

When I hiked to Harpers Ferry, a part of me lamented the passing of time and reaching the "psychological half-way point" already.  I lamented that

Jul 20, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Salisbury CT (July 12)

Salisbury CT (July 12)

I am in Connecticut now!  It feels good to be up North, in states that I have never been to before.  Today I decided to spend a night in town to see

Jul 20, 2017 : Katie Eckman
A Beautiful Night (July 9)

A Beautiful Night (July 9)

Have been hiking with a friend for the past few days- Astronomer.  This is a perfect example of how you meet people on the trail that you probably

Jul 20, 2017 : Katie Eckman
New York and Hiker Kindness (July 6)

New York and Hiker Kindness (July 6)

Tough hiking today.  New York is much tougher than I expected.  The trail is constantly climbing up and down small mountains, which is so much more

Jul 20, 2017 : Katie Eckman
New Jersey (July 2)

New Jersey (July 2)

New Jersey: beautiful.  After days of hiking over rough patches of rocky trail with scarce water and few views, New Jersey is a relief.  Many

Jul 14, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Palmerton PA (June 29)

Palmerton PA (June 29)

I reach Palmerton PA on the hot, humid day of June 29.  On this day I hike with an older man named Ranger, who is section hiking the AT

Jul 14, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Hiking with Daniel (June 23-25)

Hiking with Daniel (June 23-25)

Hiking with Daniel this weekend is one of my favorite trail experiences so far.  All day Friday I hike through wet of some kind, be it mist, rain or

Jul 9, 2017 : Katie Eckman