Hey, I'm Katie and I'm thru hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2017. I enjoy long walks through the mud and eating dessert first. In my spare time I like to nerd out on nature and occasionally shoot things.
"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading" -Lao Tzu Some decisions are pretty easy to make, for example; Do I order
Howdy, strangers! The AT is full of wonderful things, but an abundance of 3G cell service isn't one of those things. So let's play a little catch up
I'm not sure where I first encountered One Gallon, but it was sometime around Fontana Dam. I had been keeping mostly to myself; camping rather than
To date, I have hiked over 200 miles. In the large scheme of things that's not much, I know. It's a personal record though and this trek has been a
Trail Angels saved my tail and showed me how quickly strangers can become friends!
Day one: fresh off the line The road to Springer is NO JOKE. We followed the hard ball to gravel, the gravel to rocks. The brave Focus bumped and
When it comes to choosing gear, some folks take the ultralight route while others take the ultra-plush route. If you’re like me you pick whatever
Fear of bears is no reason to consider bringing a gun when you hike. Lighten your load and consider thru hiking from a bear's perspective!
A step by step breakdown of how I decided to tackle my dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail. Use this as a guide to accomplish your own dreams instead of waiting for them to come to you.