Katie Houston

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!

Posts

Flirting with an FKT Attempt

Flirting with an FKT Attempt

So... I decided to hike 75 miles in 2 days because my dog doesn't know how to fetch. Sounds crazy, is definitely crazy.

Aug 22, 2020 : Katie Houston
Trail Update: Segments 25-28

Trail Update: Segments 25-28

Woohoo, I'm done! Read about my trek through the monsoons to finish the Colorado Trail.

Aug 15, 2020 : Katie Houston
Trail Update: Segments 20-24

Trail Update: Segments 20-24

Another Colorado Trail thru hike update, only a few more segments to go!

Aug 13, 2020 : Katie Houston
Trail Update: Segments 15-19

Trail Update: Segments 15-19

Only 150 miles left in my Colorado Trail journey! Then it's Legs' turn to hike back to Denver.

Jul 26, 2020 : Katie Houston
Trail Update: Segments 10-14

Trail Update: Segments 10-14

I'm 232 miles in on the Colorado Trail! Bad weather and heat rash aside, I'm finally reaching my stride.

Jul 19, 2020 : Katie Houston
Trail Update: Segments Five to Nine

Trail Update: Segments Five to Nine

I am 143 miles in on the Colorado Trail! Thru got to join me for a Segment, and boy is she a trail dog.

Jul 15, 2020 : Katie Houston
Trail Update: Segments One to Four

Trail Update: Segments One to Four

Read about my experience thru-hiking the first four segments of the Colorado Trail!

Jul 10, 2020 : Katie Houston
The Trials of the Trail

The Trials of the Trail

The nitty gritty of what obstacles we may encounter on our Colorado Trail thru hike.

Jul 8, 2020 : Katie Houston
Our Colorado Trail Gear Lists: The Comforts and Details

Our Colorado Trail Gear Lists: The Comforts and Details

Some stories about my and Legs' favorite pieces of gear on our lists and our Lighter Pack base weight breakdown!

Jul 7, 2020 : Katie Houston
Our Colorado Trail Gear Lists: The Big Four

Our Colorado Trail Gear Lists: The Big Four

See what pack, tent, sleeping bags, and footwear Legs and I chose to hike the Colorado Trail with! More gear updates coming soon...

Jun 29, 2020 : Katie Houston