Kylie Torrence

Hey everyone! I'm Kylie. 22 years old from Georgia. I'm an AT NOBO starting on March 27th. You'll probably find me with a camera in hand. I had more written here but it sounded like a dating profile so instead I'm keeping it short and sweet! Happy hiking! :D

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People of the Trail: The First 500 Miles 

People of the Trail: The First 500 Miles 

Almost everytime I pull out my camera, someone new asks "You're carrying that heavy thing?!" and I always tell them that the photos are worth every

May 17, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
What’s In My Playlist?

What’s In My Playlist?

Arguably as important a question as "What's in my pack?" Music brings memories. That nostalgic feeling you get when you hear a song and it takes

Mar 18, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
Not-Quite-Ultralight But Light Enough

Not-Quite-Ultralight But Light Enough

Humble Beginnings Around this time in 2014, I knew nothing about backpacking. I was leaving in a week and all I had was a pair of leggings. I was

Mar 18, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
A 3 Day Shakedown: The Great Gear Epiphany

A 3 Day Shakedown: The Great Gear Epiphany

A Burrito Sunrise This past weekend I met up with Neemor, an AT and PCT alum, and we set out for the Roan Highlands. We got to Carver's Gap thursday

Feb 28, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
99 Problems but a Stove Ain’t One

99 Problems but a Stove Ain’t One

Going "no-cook" isn't groundbreaking. I'm not the first and I won't be the last. But going stoveless isn't for everyone. Some people need that warm

Feb 7, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
5 hikers, 5 questions, 50 more days

5 hikers, 5 questions, 50 more days

50 days until I leave... As I'm (rather impatiently) waiting for late march to roll around, I decided to ask 5 past thru hikers 5 of the same

Feb 5, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
Leave the Trail Cleaner Than You Found It: #StepUpPackOut

Leave the Trail Cleaner Than You Found It: #StepUpPackOut

There's a loop path that goes behind my old high school, it's maybe about a mile in length. It's close to my neighborhood so I walk it quite often. A

Jan 25, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
Sorry Mom, I’m Going Solo

Sorry Mom, I’m Going Solo

This thru-hike is something I've been thinking about and planning and saving for for 2-3 years now. It has been in the back of my mind ever since I

Jan 19, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
The Big Question: WHY

The Big Question: WHY

I guess I'll start with the backstory. I caught the hiking bug in 2014, which is a relatively short time ago. A friend of mine was setting out on his

Jan 18, 2017 : Kylie Torrence