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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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
Lassen Volcanic National Park (July 14)

Lassen Volcanic National Park (July 14)

This afternoon's landscape was eerie.  The trail led through severely burned areas, with the addition of smoke that had blown in from a wildfire

Aug 2, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Halfway Point (July 11)

Halfway Point (July 11)

The past few days, here in Northern California (Bucks Lake Wilderness), I've been walking over some very hot, dry, dusty ground.  The dirt puffs up

Aug 2, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Trail Angels near Donner Pass (July 3-4)

Trail Angels near Donner Pass (July 3-4)

On this morning, my steps were lighter than usual.  I hiked with the knowledge that a friend was coming to meet me at a road ahead, at noon.View

Aug 1, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Desolation Wilderness (July 1)

Desolation Wilderness (July 1)

Today was a really good day.  For one thing, I hiked by some really beautiful scenery today.  In the morning, I walked along Lake Aloha, which

Aug 1, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Nearing Lake Tahoe (June 27)

Nearing Lake Tahoe (June 27)

Woke up early this morning and thought how pretty the early morning light looked, shining on the mountains all around.  I had slept at my favorite

Jul 26, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Sonora Pass (June 23)

Sonora Pass (June 23)

On this day, the trail crossed up and over some of the most beautiful mountains I’ve seen in a while.I had planned to get up early to beat the

Jul 16, 2021 : Katie Eckman