Kirsten Fraude

Hey! I'm Shutterbug! I'm 24, a photographer, upstate newyorker, lover of nature, and am hoping to become a wilderness therapist one day. In 2017 I hiked about 1500 miles of the Appalachian Trail. I plan on reattempting a thru hike of it someday. I'm also planning on hiking the PCT in 2019!

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Shutterbug’s Favorite Restaurants on the Appalachian Trail

Shutterbug’s Favorite Restaurants on the Appalachian Trail

Note: The opinions in this post are completely my own and not that of The Trek.  In 2017 I hiked around 1,500 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

Feb 5, 2018 : Kirsten Fraude
Shutterbug’s Favorite (and Least Favorite) Places to Camp on the Appalachian Trail

Shutterbug’s Favorite (and Least Favorite) Places to Camp on the Appalachian Trail

Note: The opinions in this post are completely my own and not that of The Trek.  In 2017 I hiked around 1500 miles of the Appalachian Trail. In that

Jan 15, 2018 : Kirsten Fraude
Shutterbug’s Favorite (and Least Favorite) Places to Stay on the Appalachian Trail

Shutterbug’s Favorite (and Least Favorite) Places to Stay on the Appalachian Trail

Note: The opinions in this post are completely my own and not that of The Trek.  In 2017 I hiked around 1500 miles of the Appalachian Trail. During

Jan 8, 2018 : Kirsten Fraude
Shutterbug’s final trail update…. for now!

Shutterbug’s final trail update…. for now!

I know, I know, I haven't updated my blog in quite some time. So much has happened in the past three months. So let's back up to where I left off in

Dec 18, 2017 : Kirsten Fraude
Six months, one case of a “tick borne illness,” plenty of scars and bruises & I’m still truckin’ along!

Six months, one case of a “tick borne illness,” plenty of scars and bruises & I’m still truckin’ along!

Shortly after I posted last, I was in Vermont in a bubble of hikers that really started to put a damper on my own hike. It seemed like everyone I

Sep 24, 2017 : Kirsten Fraude
Hike your own hike so you can be the last one to Katahdin and win!

Hike your own hike so you can be the last one to Katahdin and win!

I'm sure you've heard the saying hike your own hike hundreds of times. And if you haven't, you will. A lot of thru-hikers use the term in the

Aug 23, 2017 : Kirsten Fraude
Think You Know What Gear you Need for a Thru-Hike? I did too… Until I didn’t

Think You Know What Gear you Need for a Thru-Hike? I did too… Until I didn’t

Despite the fact that I have two family members and multiple friends that have completed thru-hikes of the AT I still was just as completely lost as

Jul 17, 2017 : Kirsten Fraude
Sometimes you have to ask yourself the important questions in life like do I have the Virginia Blues or do I have Lyme Disease?

Sometimes you have to ask yourself the important questions in life like do I have the Virginia Blues or do I have Lyme Disease?

The last time I updated I had just entered the lovely state of Virginia & was enjoying my time at Trail Days. My tramily spent a week there

Jul 9, 2017 : Kirsten Fraude
Shutterbug’s Update #3

Shutterbug’s Update #3

Before I started hiking the Appalachian Trail I had a plan to journal every night & to keep this blog updated weekly. Clearly my plan failed.

May 22, 2017 : Kirsten Fraude
Yes I’m still alive and haven’t been eaten by a bear yet… Shutterbug’s Trail Update #2

Yes I’m still alive and haven’t been eaten by a bear yet… Shutterbug’s Trail Update #2

I know, I know. I haven't exactly been keeping up with the blog posts. But I promise I haven't died! I'm still very alive! I'm trying to catch up

Apr 24, 2017 : Kirsten Fraude