Katie Sandage

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.

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Changing Directions: My Departure from the AT

Changing Directions: My Departure from the AT

"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

Jun 27, 2017 : Katie Sandage
Thru-Hike Reboot: Fine Tuning my Game

Thru-Hike Reboot: Fine Tuning my Game

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

Jun 13, 2017 : Katie Sandage
The Real Deal: My Encounter with the Triple Crowners

The Real Deal: My Encounter with the Triple Crowners

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

May 18, 2017 : Katie Sandage
The Learning Curve: Carolina and Tennessee

The Learning Curve: Carolina and Tennessee

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

May 2, 2017 : Katie Sandage
Tales from the Trail: Angel Edition!

Tales from the Trail: Angel Edition!

In my first hundred miles I have encountered so much goodwill from people, I've decided to dedicate this entry to my trail Angels! The Gulf Shores

Apr 17, 2017 : Katie Sandage
The First Dirty Thirty Miles

The First Dirty Thirty Miles

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

Apr 6, 2017 : Katie Sandage
My Hipster Gear List: Hiking on a Budget

My Hipster Gear List: Hiking on a Budget

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

Mar 22, 2017 : Katie Sandage
Interview with a Black Bear or ‘Why I Don’t Need a Gun!’

Interview with a Black Bear or ‘Why I Don’t Need a Gun!’

  So far, the number one question I get about the Trail is “Are you going to carry a gun?” This surprised me the first 3 or 4 times I heard

Mar 17, 2017 : Katie Sandage
How to grab your dreams by the…

How to grab your dreams by the…

I could post a meme of a woman running through a field with an inspirational quote here, but I'm guessing if you're reading this you're looking for a

Mar 6, 2017 : Katie Sandage