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!
How a CDT Hike Ends Early
The final post where my CDT thru-hike ends early.
Time to Flip
A CDT thru-hike update from Hungry Cat as he prepares for one last Colorado segment before flipping to Wyoming to hike south.
Hiking with Frankenstein
An update on my CDT thru-hike and how I pieced together a lower-elevation route to continue moving north through Colorado.
To Colorado, or Not to Colorado….
This post provides a trail update for my CDT thru-hike as well as discussed the current question all CDT northbound hikers are facing: whether or not to try and push north through the snowy San Juans in Colorado.
The Mayor of Pie Town
A trail update: why I am still in Pie Town, New Mexico! I need to hike out before I end up living here and becoming Mayor!
Trail Update: Lordsburg to Pie Town via the Gila Alternate
This is a CDT thru-hike update in the section from Lordsburg to Pie Town, NM.
Lessons from Surviving the Bootheel
Lessons I learned surviving the “Bootheel” section of the CDT.
CDT Gear – What I’m Doing Differently, What I’m Most Excited About, and What Keeps Me Up at Night
This article discusses the gear I’m most excited about for my 2019 Continental Divide Trail (CDT) thru-hike, as well as what keeps me awake at night in terms of pre-trail jitters.
Etiquette for Veteran Thru-Hikers Interacting with Aspiring Thru-Hikers on the Trail
This article suggests a set of five guidelines for veteran thru-hikers when interacting with aspiring thru-hikers they meet on the trail.
Why the CDT Is No Country for White Blazers
This article suggests that "white blazing," a term for only hiking the official Appalachian Trail as part of a continuous thru-hike, might work for the AT, but doesn't work for the Continental Divide Trail, which has many alternate routes. Hungry Cat discusses having to come to grips with there being no "correct way" to hike the CDT as part of his trip planning, and how embracing alternate routes is perfectly acceptable in a thru-hike focused on maintaining continuous footsteps from Mexico to Canada. This article may be useful to previous AT section or thru-hikers who are considering a thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail.