Katie Kommer

Hi! My name is Katie (Gallon Smash) Kommer. I recently completed the John Muir Trail, and am already hungering to find my way back to my truest, stinkiest self. On the trail, I'm known as gallon smash for my exceptional ability to fall headfirst into a bush or a river, and in the "real world" I'm known as the recent grad who's trying her best, okay?

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International Inspiration: 5 Thru-Hikes on the Global Bucket List

International Inspiration: 5 Thru-Hikes on the Global Bucket List

Combining a passion for thru-hiking with the intrigue of international travel is not as elusive as it seems. Whether it's a guiding trip along the Rim of Africa, or a self-planned trek across eight European nations, the trail awaits.

Nov 4, 2019 : Katie Kommer
What Not to Bring on Your First Long-Distance Hike

What Not to Bring on Your First Long-Distance Hike

First time thru-hikers are bound to make countless errors. Thankfully my 40 pound pack didn't keep me from finishing the John Muir Trail, but there are more than a few things I would have changed.

Oct 21, 2019 : Katie Kommer