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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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
Duncannon (June 21)

Duncannon (June 21)

Grey Eagle and I start our hike to Duncannon.  It is only a four mile jaunt down there, and we're both looking forward to breakfast in town.  Or

Jul 6, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Porcupine Alert (June 20-21)

Porcupine Alert (June 20-21)

June 20.  I end my hiking late tonight.  It's been an eventful day.  Three friends from my pre-trail running club came to the trail to visit me.  I'm

Jul 3, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Harpers Ferry (June 13)

Harpers Ferry (June 13)

Tonight I am bothered by the bugs for the first time since I began the trip.  I think that is pretty darn lucky.  I've had over two months relatively

Jun 26, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Hiking with Friends  (June 10)

Hiking with Friends (June 10)

I was lucky enough to hike with two college nursing friends this week.  Ranita agreed to hike many miles with me to Rockfish Gap.  When we planned

Jun 19, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Hiking Alone and Inspiration (June 9)

Hiking Alone and Inspiration (June 9)

This morning I call home and one of the first things Mom and Dad say is, "So you think hiking in the Shenandoahs is mundane?"  Dad says, "Don't you

Jun 16, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Shenandoah (June 6)

Shenandoah (June 6)

This morning I saw my first black bear!  Nothing scary, as it was running away from the moment I saw it.  This is the kind of bear encounter you want

Jun 8, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Glasgow (May 30)

Glasgow (May 30)

This week has been one of my favorite weeks on the trail.  I've been hiking with the young German couple and several other friends the past few

Jun 8, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Independence  (May 23)

Independence (May 23)

On this morning, I stop by a creek to take a look at "The Captain's".  He lives in a small house on the other side of the creek, and allows hikers to

Jun 8, 2017 : Katie Eckman