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. Coming back to the AT for an open-ended northbound hike in 24. Happy Trails!

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Starting at Crazy Cook Monument in New Mexico (April 28)

Starting at Crazy Cook Monument in New Mexico (April 28)

The Continental Divide Trail has a few starting points to choose from (for a north-bounder).  The most popular choice is to start at Crazy Cook

May 6, 2022 : Katie Eckman
Closing Thoughts (October 11)

Closing Thoughts (October 11)

Almost a month since finishing the trail, and what sticks with me?  Mostly an overwhelming sense of gratitude that I was able to go out on this

Oct 12, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Making Peace (September 16 and Ever Onward)

Making Peace (September 16 and Ever Onward)

The goal of this day was to hitch with another hiker from Winthrop, westward over the Cascade Range, to Seattle.  We were fortunate, and caught two

Oct 12, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Finish (September 14-15)

Finish (September 14-15)

September 14.  Early morning.  I heard two of my friends whispering to each other and laughing this morning, so I unzipped my tent door and looked

Oct 12, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Closer: Stehekin to Hart’s Pass (September 11-13)

Closer: Stehekin to Hart’s Pass (September 11-13)

September 11.  Stehekin.  This morning I walked the two miles from the camping area to the famed Stehekin bakery, instead of waiting an hour for the

Oct 10, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Washington: Snoqualmie to Stehekin (September 2-10)

Washington: Snoqualmie to Stehekin (September 2-10)

September 2.  After camping in some cold wet weather recently, I was so thankful that this day and evening were sunny and warmer.  It makes

Oct 9, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Hiking with Daniel:  White Pass to Chinook Pass, WA (August 28-30)

Hiking with Daniel: White Pass to Chinook Pass, WA (August 28-30)

August 28.  I woke up around 0630 at my camp site at White Pass and started packing up.  I appreciated the luxury of camping at a paid site in a

Oct 8, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Southern Washington: Cascade Locks to White Pass (August 22-27)

Southern Washington: Cascade Locks to White Pass (August 22-27)

August 22.  It was remarkable to cross the Bridge of the Gods into Washington, and immediately notice a transition to lush growth and forest

Oct 7, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Approaching Washington (August 21)

Approaching Washington (August 21)

August 21.  Got up to my alarm at 0530.  I was hungry.  I saw my friend sitting at a nearby picnic table, drinking his morning cup of coffee.  (Even

Oct 7, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Oregon: Mount Hood to Eagle Creek (August 19-20)

Oregon: Mount Hood to Eagle Creek (August 19-20)

August 19.  Much of today was spent hiking around massive Mount Hood, wondering at its multiple glaciers and the rivers running down from its

Oct 6, 2021 : Katie Eckman