Katie Eckman

I hiked the Appalachian Trail northbound in 2017. I ended that trip with a love for backpacking, and have only grown more fond of it since then. I will be hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in April 2021. I will start in southern California and hike northward. Hoping to share some of that experience with you through this blog!

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Wildlife and Mosquitoes (June 12-13)

Wildlife and Mosquitoes (June 12-13)

June 12- I got started early this morning, hiking in the cool shadow of a mountain, along a lake.  I kept thinking about how peaceful and pretty it

Jun 30, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Forester Pass (June 5-6)

Forester Pass (June 5-6)

June 6:  After hiking up and down Mount Whitney, a friend and I rested, then made a plan for the rest of the day.  We decided to hike a few miles

Jun 30, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Mount Whitney (June 5)

Mount Whitney (June 5)

I heard someone stirring around midnight, packing their bags and starting off to catch the sunrise at the summit, but I did not want to get up yet. 

Jun 17, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Relaxing and Then Back to Sierra Hiking (June 1- 4)

Relaxing and Then Back to Sierra Hiking (June 1- 4)

View of the Sierras from Lone Pine. What a town to live in, to see those mountains every day! June 1- On this day, the goal was to hike towards

Jun 17, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Sierras- Altitude Adjustment (Monday May 31)

Sierras- Altitude Adjustment (Monday May 31)

I woke up late, with the sun shining warm on my tent, which was good because there was a sheen of frost on the surface of my sleeping bag! I got

Jun 17, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Beginning the Sierras (May 30-31)

Beginning the Sierras (May 30-31)

On this day, after doing some preparation things at Kennedy Meadows General Store (charging my devices, laundry, shower, eating breakfast), I packed

Jun 17, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Things That Have Come to Be (June 2)

Things That Have Come to Be (June 2)

It is almost six weeks now that I have been out hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail.  Sometimes before the trip I was asked, what are you most looking

Jun 2, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Getting to the End of the Desert (May 28)

Getting to the End of the Desert (May 28)

At this point, we are finishing up some final days of desert hiking, each day getting closer to Kennedy Meadows, a place on the trail known as a

Jun 2, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Hiking the Aqueduct (May 22)

Hiking the Aqueduct (May 22)

On this day, I hiked a unique stretch of the PCT. CA Aqueduct in the Mojave Desert. PCT runs beside CA Aqueduct for a stretch. There is a

Jun 2, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Trail Closures and Road Walking (May 16)

Trail Closures and Road Walking (May 16)

On this day, I was faced with deciding what to do in response to part of the PCT being closed (mile 374-403).  This section of trail in southern CA

May 24, 2021 : Katie Eckman