Katie Melsky

Hey everyone! My name is Katie and I'll be hiking the Appalachian Trail NOBO in 2022! I am a hiking, marathon-running, ice skating engineer who loves pretty much any food involving cheese and carbs. Currently, I do most of my hiking in New Hampshire's White Mountains, but I can't wait to see what the rest of the east coast has to offer.

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The Power of the Backyard Shakedown “Hike”

The Power of the Backyard Shakedown “Hike”

Prior to embarking on an extended backpacking adventure, many people like to do what is called a “shakedown hike.” This is a hiking trip, usually

Jan 15, 2022 : Katie Melsky
How I’m Prepping for My Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

How I’m Prepping for My Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Yes, I have a countdown of days until the trail on a whiteboard in my room. Yes, changing the number each day is exhilarating. And yes, it feels like

Jan 7, 2022 : Katie Melsky
Hey! I’m Bloggin’ Here!

Hey! I’m Bloggin’ Here!

I’m Katie (trail name TBD), and I’ll be hiking the Appalachian Trail northbound next year starting in March! For some reason I felt weird about

Nov 30, 2021 : Katie Melsky