Kristen Fiedler

Hey all! I'm Kris, a half Midwesterner, half New Englander who used to think that backpacking and thru-hiking was crazy! But curiosity turned into interest and somewhere along the lines turned into full blown obsession. After years of daydreaming and months of planning I hit the Appalachian Trail NOBO in March!

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I Promise Not to Finish

I Promise Not to Finish

“I need to talk to you about failure.” So says my dad to me, super casually, while I’m mid-bite of my kale salad. But it’s not the talk you’d

Mar 17, 2019 : Kristen Fiedler
Five Hiking Lessons From Horses

Five Hiking Lessons From Horses

We’ve all heard the saying, “you have to get back on the horse,” meaning, of course, you have to get back at whatever has challenged you or that

Mar 4, 2019 : Kristen Fiedler
I’m Ready! And So, So, So Not Ready

I’m Ready! And So, So, So Not Ready

I need to pick up boxes for resupply. I should make my eggs before I move. I can’t make the eggs; I packed my pots and pans already. Who’s

Feb 14, 2019 : Kristen Fiedler
The Perils of Not Hiking Alone

The Perils of Not Hiking Alone

A lot of people get worked up about thru-hikers going solo. There are multiple articles and videos about thru-hiking solo and past hikers are always

Jan 31, 2019 : Kristen Fiedler
A Life of Luxury: Luxury Items on the Trail

A Life of Luxury: Luxury Items on the Trail

I read somewhere that you’re either a camper or a backpacker, but never both. Each have a very different idea of luxury. "Luxury has never

Jan 23, 2019 : Kristen Fiedler
Why Hike? The Ultimate, Obvious Question

Why Hike? The Ultimate, Obvious Question

What in the world am I doing? Why hike is the most obvious question and yet is nearly impossible to answer. I'm a fearful creature who's scared of

Jan 8, 2019 : Kristen Fiedler