KD Klos

Hey y'all! My name is KD. I am a super tall, super outgoing, super goofy AT Thru Hiker! I've been wanting to Thru Hike since I was 16 years old, and after 3 years, 2 majors, and 4 eighteen credit semesters I finally am getting my chance. I had a really cool job in college where I got to take students on Adventure Trips. I am an LNT Trainer, lifeguard, and WFR, but a real achievement of mine is being able to eat an entire bucket of movie theater popcorn. Things that I've done that make my mom worry: Dirt-bagged around the Pacific North West, hung out with bears, hitched hiked around New Zealand, smelling really bad, befriend hobos, and Thru Hiking the AT!

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What’s the Rush? I’m Hiking at My Own Pace

What’s the Rush? I’m Hiking at My Own Pace

There has been something happening to me since the Smokies, and I think it's time that I finally write about it. I didn't really want to share this

Jun 9, 2018 : KD Klos
I Got My Trail Name, and Other Random Updates

I Got My Trail Name, and Other Random Updates

So what exactly is a trail name? Well, basically, it’s just a fun name that you go by while you are hiking on the trail. Normally it comes from a

Apr 24, 2018 : KD Klos
I Never Knew There Would Be So Much Pain

I Never Knew There Would Be So Much Pain

Alright. So before I get into my main point of this post, I just really wanna try to caption exactly what I do everyday for the non hikers out

Apr 2, 2018 : KD Klos
Duct Tape to the Rescue for a Hip Belt that Doesn’t Fit

Duct Tape to the Rescue for a Hip Belt that Doesn’t Fit

“Yeah, you have a very... particular kind of body. I haven’t seen too many people with your kind of problem”, Turner the REI guy told me. He was an

Mar 10, 2018 : KD Klos
Betrayed by Old Friends

Betrayed by Old Friends

*This post contains graphic content* Traitors! It was all I could think to myself as I trudged through the cold rain. We’ve been through so

Mar 5, 2018 : KD Klos