Hey y'all! My name is Oats (Katie) and I got bit by the thru hiking bug last year when I thru hiked the Appalachian Trail. It would be an understatement to say I had a good time; the Trail gave me a family. I started hiking with my partner Legs in New York and even picked up a pup in Virginia that we named Thru. I also worked for the Volunteer Program for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in 2018. This summer, Legs and I will be yo-yoing the Colorado Trail. He will be hiking SOBO from Denver on July 1 and I will support him every few days in our Toyota Dolphin, a small camper. When he reaches Durango, we will switch and I'll hike the 486 miles back to Denver with Legs as my support. Did I mention we also have two furry adventurers, Flynn the Great Dane and Thru the Siberian Husky? A thru with a twist!
So... I decided to hike 75 miles in 2 days because my dog doesn't know how to fetch. Sounds crazy, is definitely crazy.
Woohoo, I'm done! Read about my trek through the monsoons to finish the Colorado Trail.
Another Colorado Trail thru hike update, only a few more segments to go!
Only 150 miles left in my Colorado Trail journey! Then it's Legs' turn to hike back to Denver.
I'm 232 miles in on the Colorado Trail! Bad weather and heat rash aside, I'm finally reaching my stride.
I am 143 miles in on the Colorado Trail! Thru got to join me for a Segment, and boy is she a trail dog.
Read about my experience thru-hiking the first four segments of the Colorado Trail!
The nitty gritty of what obstacles we may encounter on our Colorado Trail thru hike.
Some stories about my and Legs' favorite pieces of gear on our lists and our Lighter Pack base weight breakdown!
See what pack, tent, sleeping bags, and footwear Legs and I chose to hike the Colorado Trail with! More gear updates coming soon...