Kay Allan

Hey there! My name is Kay (aka Kath, Katherine, or KK depending on who you ask) and I'm a hiker, outdoor enthusiast, travel nurse, beer lover, soup connoisseur, and now Trek blogger. I'll be taking the long way from Georgia to Maine and sharing my experience here as I go. Please bear with me as I crack dad jokes and turn everything I think into a song.

Posts

Come Rain or Snow (Day 17-21)

Come Rain or Snow (Day 17-21)

The Great and Powerful Smokies (or is it Smokeys?) Great Smoky Mountain National Park felt like a huge milestone. Maybe it was hitting the 200

Apr 10, 2024 : Kay Allan
Franklin to Fontana (Day 10-17)

Franklin to Fontana (Day 10-17)

The Vortex Franklin, NC was a vortex in the best way possible. A true hiker town, Franklin catered to everything a thru-hiker could need.

Apr 1, 2024 : Kay Allan
Georgia, You’re a Real Peach

Georgia, You’re a Real Peach

The Beginning All of the planning, purchases, and logistics have finally culminated to the start of the trail. On March 12, I set out with a pack

Mar 18, 2024 : Kay Allan
Are You Sure?

Are You Sure?

A Father's Wisdom Growing up, whenever someone in my family said "I'm positive" in response to “Are you sure?”, my dad would respond with "being

Mar 11, 2024 : Kay Allan
The Big Question

The Big Question

Seriously, why? Ah, the big question: "Why?" As in, why take 6 months off from work, leave your loved ones and the comfort of home to live out of a

Feb 7, 2024 : Kay Allan