Keckeley Habel

Hey all! My name is Keckeley and I'm a (very) recent graduate of St. Lawrence University! I'm hiking the AT SOBO starting early June and can't wait to get going. I've been dreaming of doing this hike since I was young after hearing my mom's stories of the same journey. Originally from Kalispell, MT, the Rockies are my home, so I'm excited to explore other mountains, rivers and people! Hike on!

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Unpredictable, Scary and Savage

Unpredictable, Scary and Savage

When I set off on this journey, friends armed me with advice of all varieties. "Make sure you wear army grade socks", "Don't poop in the woods, you

Oct 17, 2017 : Keckeley Habel
Pennsylvania: The Land of Rocks, Rain and Radical Decisions

Pennsylvania: The Land of Rocks, Rain and Radical Decisions

As I walked across the Delaware River Bridge with the rain coming down and the wind blowing my umbrella around, I thought, "This is it, Pennsylvania.

Aug 22, 2017 : Keckeley Habel
To Those Who Think I Can’t

To Those Who Think I Can’t

After a grueling climb up Mt. Madison, I crested the top. I was expecting amazing views to reward my efforts, but instead was greeted by the last

Jul 14, 2017 : Keckeley Habel
Ace: A Woman of Dogged Determination

Ace: A Woman of Dogged Determination

As Dad (what soon became his trail name after summiting Katahdin) and I stumbled into Bald Mountain Brook Lean-to, we were greeted by my mother, Ace.

Jun 25, 2017 : Keckeley Habel
A 10 Year Dream: Why I’m Hiking the AT

A 10 Year Dream: Why I’m Hiking the AT

When I was young, I remember my mom telling stories of her great post-graduate adventure through a mountain range out east called the Appalachians.

May 31, 2017 : Keckeley Habel