Kirsten Fraude

Hey! I'm Kirsten and will be hiking the AT NOBO this March. Hiking the AT has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid and I'm so excited to go on the adventure of a lifetime. I'm 23, a photographer, upstate newyorker, lover of nature, recent college grad, and have absolutely no idea what I want to do with the rest of my life now that I no longer go to school everyday. But I'm hoping to figure that out in the 6-ish months I'll be hiking.

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How my shakedown hikes turned into epic fails

How my shakedown hikes turned into epic fails

The stress of planning a thru hike has finally started to subside. I've revised list after list of gear I already have, gear that I needed, and things

Feb 9th : Kirsten Fraude
That awkward moment when you can’t fit all your gear in your pack

That awkward moment when you can’t fit all your gear in your pack

After realizing I finally have everything that I'm going to need for the trail I decided to take the cliche gear spread photo. (Though cliche it may

Jan 31st : Kirsten Fraude
A Letter to my Father, Rainbow Express

A Letter to my Father, Rainbow Express

Dad, It's only been less than a week since you passed away but it feels like it's been years. The days have dragged on and on without you. I know you

Jan 21st : Kirsten Fraude
“So, who are you going with?…”

“So, who are you going with?…”

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me the question "so who are you going with?" after telling them I'm hiking the Appalachian Trail next y

Sep 3rd : Kirsten Fraude
This family has caught the AT bug!

This family has caught the AT bug!

For as long as I can remember, my dad has always talked about his time on the trail as being one of the best parts of his life. He met lifelong friend

Aug 17th : Kirsten Fraude
And I thought I was excited before…

And I thought I was excited before…

We've had twelve thru-hikers (including my brother) stay with us in the past month or so! It's been really really fun hanging out with so many awesom

Aug 14th : Kirsten Fraude
18 years of school, over 90 teachers, 1 crazy roommate, and hours and hours of hard work later…

18 years of school, over 90 teachers, 1 crazy roommate, and hours and hours of hard work later…

I got my bachelor's degree in photography!!! It's crazy to think that we spend years of our lives just to prepare for the rest of our life and yet

Aug 11th : Kirsten Fraude