I'm Katie (she/they), and I'm thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2022! After graduating college in the middle of a global pandemic and landing myself a 9-5 job, I quickly learned that I want more out of life than sitting at a desk all day until I retire. Nothing better than a thru-hike to start shaking things up! Outside of hiking, I enjoy running, lifting weights, reading, traveling, and eating good food. I am passionate about coffee, deep conversations, and finding new ways to live unconventionally.
It's been a minute (and some miles!) since I've had a chance to blog! So much has happened in these last hundreds of miles, including entering
The Great Smoky Mountains are so incredible, they deserve their own blog post. So, here it is! Days 1 & 2 The first two days in the Smokies
It's amazing how much can happen in a little over 100 miles! After my first week on trail and beginning to surpass milestones like the first state
Well, it’s official, I’ve made it through a week on the Appalachian Trail! There have been some highs and lows for sure, but overall I’m loving the
Well here it is, The Gear Post. While I don’t love gear, I have learned a lot while preparing for the AT. I wanted to share my gear list in case it
One week from today I will be leaving Buffalo to make the 14-hour drive south to Amicalola Falls State Park... and one week from Friday, I will be
It’s 2016 and I’m hiking Mount Greylock with my mom and our best friend, Jack. Close to the summit, I see a person with a gigantic backpack who looks