Hungry Cat

My name is Kevin, but you can call me by my trail name, Hungry Cat. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2018 and, like Britney, oops I'm doing it again with the CDT this year. Amongst other things, I keep a blog at unfetteredfootsteps.com because I like writing and making videos about travel and hiking. I consider myself well versed in getting lost, eating food buried in dirt on the trail, and in playing out mid-life-crises across multiple countries. In addition to hiking, I like to travel off the beaten path and just recently returned from trips to Vietnam, Cambodia, and New Zealand. Life is for adventuring!

Posts

Time to Flip

Time to Flip

I've just spent the first two days of summer in Leadville, CO, watching it snow. Just when I think it can't possibly snow more, it does. Even the

Jun 23, 2019 : Hungry Cat
Hiking with Frankenstein

Hiking with Frankenstein

The snow conditions on the CDT this year are forcing us to get pretty creative with our routes. In my last post I discussed how many of us hikers

Jun 15, 2019 : Hungry Cat
To Colorado, or Not to Colorado….

To Colorado, or Not to Colorado….

That’s the question right? I know it’s what all of us aspiring CDT thru-hikers are talking about. We talk about whether and when to go, what routes

May 31, 2019 : Hungry Cat
The Mayor of Pie Town

The Mayor of Pie Town

It’s Groundhog Day here in Pie Town as I wake up and do the same routine - coffee/food/WiFi/food/blister care/check tent replacement part

May 17, 2019 : Hungry Cat
Trail Update: Lordsburg to Pie Town via the Gila Alternate

Trail Update: Lordsburg to Pie Town via the Gila Alternate

I’ve made it to Pie Town, NM, so I thought I would provide a general update on the highlights of these sections, as well as what is working for me

May 13, 2019 : Hungry Cat
Lessons from Surviving the Bootheel

Lessons from Surviving the Bootheel

Well, I am on day five of my hike, sitting in Lordsburg. I finished the first section of the CDT known as the Bootheel! It was definitely a unique

Apr 28, 2019 : Hungry Cat
CDT Gear – What I’m Doing Differently, What I’m Most Excited About, and What Keeps Me Up at Night

CDT Gear – What I’m Doing Differently, What I’m Most Excited About, and What Keeps Me Up at Night

I know people like to talk about gear and read about gear. To be honest, I’m not one who really enjoys writing about it. I think the reason for that

Apr 21, 2019 : Hungry Cat
Etiquette for Veteran Thru-Hikers Interacting with Aspiring Thru-Hikers on the Trail

Etiquette for Veteran Thru-Hikers Interacting with Aspiring Thru-Hikers on the Trail

I was up on the AT in Georgia on Wednesday to do some trail magic and a gear shakedown hike for my upcoming CDT thru-hike. The plan was to get to

Apr 12, 2019 : Hungry Cat
Why the CDT Is No Country for White Blazers

Why the CDT Is No Country for White Blazers

You remember the Coen brothers' film No Country for Old Men, right? If so, you’ll remember Javier Bardem’s chilling character going around whacking

Apr 2, 2019 : Hungry Cat
How Britney Spears Gave Me Permission to Hike the CDT

How Britney Spears Gave Me Permission to Hike the CDT

Hi. My name is Kevin, but you can call me Hungry Cat, my trail name from my Appalachian Trail thru-hike last year. It was one of the grandest

Mar 26, 2019 : Hungry Cat