Katie Quinn

Hello! My name is Katie - I was Rainbow on the AT during my 2018 thru-hike. In 2022, I'm embarking on a flip-flop LASH of the PCT, with my dad, Gray Mountaineer (AT class of 2017). It'll definitely be a different kind of thru-hike experience, so stay tuned to find out if we grow tired of each other.

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PCT Days 8-16: Mental Victory and Physical Defeat

PCT Days 8-16: Mental Victory and Physical Defeat

I took a zero in Etna to reassess how I felt about the trail. I felt confident that I could physically complete it, but I wasn't sure if I was as

Jun 26, 2022 : Katie Quinn
PCT Days 1-7: From One Green Tunnel to Another

PCT Days 1-7: From One Green Tunnel to Another

In my first seven days on the PCT, I hiked from Callahan's Lodge in Ashland, OR, to Etna, CA. I've lived in Virginia the last seven years; for the

Jun 20, 2022 : Katie Quinn
These Are A Few of My Greatest Fears

These Are A Few of My Greatest Fears

"Are you going to bring a gun?"That's the first thing pretty much anyone I've told about this hike has asked me, especially when they hear that I'm

Jun 16, 2022 : Katie Quinn
Eating My Words and Thru-Hiking Again

Eating My Words and Thru-Hiking Again

Back in 2016, my dad officially retired from his job and gleefully told his coworkers that he was going to finally thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. I

Jun 1, 2022 : Katie Quinn