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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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
Experiencing Oregon (August 3-12)

Experiencing Oregon (August 3-12)

August 3.  The landscape of the day was hiking up and down over dry grassy yellow meadows, scrubby brushy areas with lots of oaks, pine forests.  I

Oct 6, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Crossing into Oregon (July 30)

Crossing into Oregon (July 30)

This afternoon was a hot, hot afternoon.  I told a friend I'd been hiking with, I just need to hike mindlessly for a while.  Even the effort of

Sep 6, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Climb up from Seiad Valley (July 29)

Climb up from Seiad Valley (July 29)

I recognize as I write this that I am so far behind in my posts!  The plan is to continue to write about the days that stuck out to me, even though

Sep 6, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Northern California:  Mount Shasta to Marble Mountain Wilderness (July 17-27)

Northern California: Mount Shasta to Marble Mountain Wilderness (July 17-27)

July 17thTowards the end of this day, I stopped to filter water from a small pond, and a friend caught up to me.  He told me that he was planning

Aug 14, 2021 : Katie Eckman