Katie Frawley

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.

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The Mental Game (AT Mile 239.1 -> 864.3)

The Mental Game (AT Mile 239.1 -> 864.3)

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

May 23, 2022 : Katie Frawley
Magic in the Smokies (164.7 -> 239.1)

Magic in the Smokies (164.7 -> 239.1)

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

Apr 14, 2022 : Katie Frawley
Getting in the groove: Unicoi Gap to Fontana Dam (52.5 -> 164.7)

Getting in the groove: Unicoi Gap to Fontana Dam (52.5 -> 164.7)

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

Apr 7, 2022 : Katie Frawley
Week 1 on the AT: Amicalola to Unicoi Gap (Mile -8.8 -> Mile 52.5)

Week 1 on the AT: Amicalola to Unicoi Gap (Mile -8.8 -> Mile 52.5)

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

Mar 12, 2022 : Katie Frawley
The One With All the Gear

The One With All the Gear

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

Mar 3, 2022 : Katie Frawley
Now Entering: Panic Mode… and Uncovering the Silver Lining

Now Entering: Panic Mode… and Uncovering the Silver Lining

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

Feb 23, 2022 : Katie Frawley
Seeking an Unconventional Life

Seeking an Unconventional Life

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

Feb 11, 2022 : Katie Frawley